Caraval Review

Stephanie Garber’s Caraval is effervescent, atmospheric, vivid. She masterfully creates a stunning world where sisters, sailors, and mysterious players revolve around one another in a game where nothing—or everything—is real. What you can steal 1. Her sumptuous scene-setting. I hesitate to call this worldbuilding—while Garber does invest in some intriguing worldbuilding, it’s her individual scenes … Continue reading Caraval Review

How to Give Useful Feedback Without Losing Your Friends

As an editor, sometimes I can be a bit harsh. When you have high standards and a bit (maybe more than a bit) of an ego, your feedback can be blunt—brutal, even. It seems justified when you’re the one giving the criticism. But as we all know, receiving feedback can be a gutting experience. Here … Continue reading How to Give Useful Feedback Without Losing Your Friends