• Germ U,  Lit Germs

    NaNoWriMo Finish Line

    Hey, Germs!  We’ve come to the end of NaNoWrimo.  After thirty days of writing, how many words have you cranked out? I dropped out this year, but you know what?  That’s okay.  Even if you don’t win NaNoWriMo, you’ve accomplished something really great. You started a novel; you made progress on something.  You started. That’s the hard part. But for…

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    Review: Girl Behind Glass by Abby Wilder

    Hey, Germs! It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new book to review!  As I’ve said before, if you have a book you’d like me to review, just contact me at laura@germmagazine.com.  I appreciate input on what to read!  It’s always difficult to choose a book to review, and this month I chose Girl Behind Glass by…

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    NaNoWriMo Check In

    Hey, Germs!  We’re in the month of November, which means we have officially begun National Novel Writing Month.  I’m doing alright, and I’m enjoying the story I’m working with.  It’s one I’ve been wanting to work on for ages but haven’t had much of a chance to.  So, I figured it was perfect for NaNoWriMo.  You can be my writing…

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    Are You Ready for NaNoWriMo?

    Hey, Germs! Another congratulations to everyone who participated in Camp NaNoWriMo.  It’s always awesome to try that sort of thing, and Camp NaNoWriMo is perfect because you can set your own goal!  But now July’s over and done with, and the next camp isn’t until April. However, the full National Novel Writing Month is approaching much faster than most people…

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    Review: Halo by Frankie Rose

    Hey, Germs!  Sometimes it’s really hard for me to pick which book to read and review.  I got about 30% into one book this month, stopped being interested, and started reading Halo by Frankie Rose a few minutes later.  I was hooked from the start. Halo was initially published under the name Raksha in 2013.  The book starts with painting a dystopian…

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    Camp NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

    Hey, Germs!  Camp NaNoWriMo is finished!  If any of you were participating, I hope you completed your goal.  I finished with a few hours to spare and 200 extra words, for a month-long total of 40,200.  The actual project I was working on has over 80,000 words, though. I really enjoyed working within the confines of Camp NaNoWriMo.  The flexible…

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    Camp NaNoWriMo Check In

      Hey, Germs!  We’re at the halfway point for camp now, and I’m just about halfway through my writing goal.  Usually I’m a pretty regular writer for Nation Novel Writing Month things, but this month I’m having spurts.  I wrote 5,000 words the other day but haven’t managed anything hugely significant since then. The camp experience is quite nice!  My…

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    Review: Rewritten II: Veracity by Morgan Bauman

    Hey, Germs! I’m back again with another indie book review, but this is a first for one of my reviews!  Morgan Bauman’s book Rewritten II: Veracity is a sequel (as the title indicates) to Rewritten I: Fallacy. That being said,  if you haven’t read the first book, go read it; it’s amazing.  Then, read Veracity and come back to reread and comment on this article.  There may be spoilers for…