Month of Firsts: Writing & Life Update – August 2019

Hello dear readers! M. L. Wang here with a brief update on my life, writing, and other author stuff. First, I just want to let everyone know that since this day of August 21st is my birthday, I’m celebrating with my own little ebook sale. There’s honestly no gift better than new readers, so I’ve… Continue reading Month of Firsts: Writing & Life Update – August 2019

3 Things I SHOULD Have Done Before Publishing my First Book

The following post was originally written in response to a Tumblr ask (which can be viewed here) hence the informal language. I'm re-publishing it here to make it accessible to those who don't want to deal with Tumblr's weird colors and tiny font. Please note that this advice is based solely on my own limited… Continue reading 3 Things I SHOULD Have Done Before Publishing my First Book

June (Pride Month) Wrap-up

I began this summer excited by my newfound free time and swelled with delusions of magically overcoming my inability to read. When I made this TBR, I was Icarus. I had forgotten that my wings are paper, like the lies I used to turn in instead of book reports. What is that supposed to mean?… Continue reading June (Pride Month) Wrap-up

THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blog Tour – SIGN-UPS OPEN!

Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here with some exciting news! The wonderful Karina at Afire Pages, is hosting a blog tour for my standalone military fantasy, The Sword of Kaigen! (If you’re unfamiliar with Karina’s work, she’s hosted blog tours for MacMillan and Harper Collins, including the recent tour for With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo). What this… Continue reading THE SWORD OF KAIGEN Blog Tour – SIGN-UPS OPEN!

Thoughts on GIRLS OF PAPER & FIRE by Natasha Ngan (slow-build stories and reader investment)

SUMMARYLei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's… Continue reading Thoughts on GIRLS OF PAPER & FIRE by Natasha Ngan (slow-build stories and reader investment)

Why I Can’t Write Book Reviews – My History as the Worst Reader

NOTE: Reading back over this post, I'm not very happy with it. I don't hate it enough to delete it - since I do want an answer on hand for when people ask why someone who writes books doesn't read or review them with any regularity. If you're here for the quick explanation, here is… Continue reading Why I Can’t Write Book Reviews – My History as the Worst Reader

July 2019 Writing Update

Giving progress updates on City of Ghosts is difficult because the book has already been drafted multiple times (the most recent draft having been completed during my senior year of college, 2014) so most of the work involves rewriting and restructuring. As far as that process goes, I'd estimate that I'm about 25% done. It's… Continue reading July 2019 Writing Update

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New Theonite Personality Quiz!

Hello Dear Readers! Quick thing I wanted to share: I've just finished a personality quiz you can take to find your theotype (aka your Dunian superpower - tajaka, jijaka, fonyaka, littigi, etc.) Shout-out to Isaac, one of my younger readers, who prompted me to write up the first draft of this quiz last year. Look,… Continue reading New Theonite Personality Quiz!

Theonite 2019 Anniversary Special – 99c Book Sale, Signed Book Giveaways & More!

To celebrate the anniversary of my Theonite Series, all three books in the Theonite universe are only 99c on Amazon through May! Theonite Book 1: Planet Adyn (YA, suburban fantasy)Theonite Book 2: Orbit (YA, Afrofuturistic fantasy)The Sword of Kaigen (Adult, Japanese military fantasy) If you’re a fan of elemental superpowers, alternate histories & the power of friendship, be sure to grab… Continue reading Theonite 2019 Anniversary Special – 99c Book Sale, Signed Book Giveaways & More!

The Sword of Kaigen

About my upcoming novel – The Sword of Kaigen

Hello Dear Readers! M. L. Wang here. With The Sword of Kaigen coming out in two weeks, I wanted to ramble a bit about the setting, characters, magic system, and the general experience of writing a 600-page fantasy. The Setting While I went to extreme, conscious lengths to research to the West African cultures that inspired the… Continue reading About my upcoming novel – The Sword of Kaigen