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On Dating Someone Who’s Not a Writer

Well some of you may notice that time to time on my twitter (follow me, I’m close to 1000 followers)

Bam! Bringing Romance to The Gray Pen

I tweet to my girlfriend, oh yes romance is not quite dead contrary to some of your views. Anna is amazing, beautiful, and very supportive of my writing endeavors, but she’s not a writer. Now I know what you’re saying- “ah no! You can’t romanticize outside of the literary population”- well maybe you’re not saying that at all, but there is a significant hurdle in discussing let alone dating someone who doesn’t share the same interests as you. While this may keep the relationship engaging, it may be a shock to some of you at first.

Here’s some of my advice and observations:

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Book Review- The Commander and Den Asaan Raatu

Hello readers- ladies, gentleman, and those of the third kind how has everyone been? I’ve been busy with writing and college life which is actually very worthwhile (in my humble opinion). Upon my return to The Gray Pen I have decided to review a book of a fellow writer I from twitter Michelle Franklin. I wrote this review last night on Goodreads, but I figure I’ll post it on here as well. Hope you enjoy and definitely take the time to pick this one up guys!

Rating: 5 out of 5

I’ve been lucky enough to have read the Tales of Frewyn from the outstanding blog to her two amazing ebooks. The Commander And Den Asaan Rautu is the first in the Haanta series, it begins with an explosion of romance, action and beautiful, clear, and entertaining language. It begins with a giant being freed to fight along the borders of Frewyn and leads to a deep romance which comes off realistic and alluring enticing the reader into the world which is being depicted. I have always been a fan of High Fantasy and The Commander And Den Asaan Rautu ranks high in my list alongside such great authors as Christopher Paolini, N.K. Jemisin and even the legendary Tolkien.

Michelle Franklin didn’t just create a plot and litter it with characters and settings, she created an entire world filled with individuals and vibrant settings which make the tale immersive and appealing.

The Haanta Series is a shining beacon in today’s fantasy and should be used as a milestone for other authors within the genre to strive for.

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