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  • A Year Of Creativity
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    2018 Goals & January TBR

    Hey everyone! It has been a while since I’ve posted on the blog and I’d like to start by apologizing. I became unexpectedly busy for the last two months of the year and there was a lot for me to get done.

    But now it’s January 2018, a time for people to reflect and make plans for themselves over the next year. As someone who always seeks ways of self-improvement, I find New Years Resolutions to be an exciting time because I make goals in alignment with who I want to become by the end of the year.

    Whilst I’m thrilled to finally have 2018 here, I first want to take the opportunity to reflect upon 2017 because it was one of the most challenging years of my life. Read More

  • It's essential for our future
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    Diversity in Literature

    Today, we live in a world where we pride ourselves on how diverse we are. We all come from different backgrounds, have different experiences and different tastes and these should all be celebrated in one way or another. We are different, and that's brilliant.

    But, think about diversity as a mirror. Marginalized people only get a small fragment of that mirror while others (namely, white allocishet people) get bigger and better pieces.

    It's important that we show diversity in popular culture such as literature. We need to show everyone that they have a place in the worlds that they read about. It's also essential that we read books that include diversity too, as it can help expand our horizons. By doing so, we can become more informed about the cultures that we read about. However, the aim of diverse authors is not to educate people on the marginalization, it's to show that these people are worth representing.  Read More

  • Guilty As Charged
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    Series I've Been Meaning To Start
    Version 1 - 2017

    As a reader, if I'm guilty of one thing it's that I haven't started series that I've been meaning to. I want to read all of the books, but that also means that my TBR pile is massive. I'm currently being drowned in my TBR but once I've discovered the secret to immortality, I'll finally beat it!

    It really bugs me too because I've bought many Book #1s of series but I just haven't started since they're deep in my TBR pile. I see a new series that I'm interested in and I'm immediately taken away by it but then if I even get to read the first book, I don't ever continue the series. Or, I'm never able to start the series when I want to.

    Hence, today's post is dedicated to a series of book series that I've been meaning to start but haven't. Read More

  • Life of a Bookworm
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    Facing Our Struggles Head On

    Reading books is one of my greatest joys in life and because of it, I've become what's known as a bookworm. Although, I'd rather have names such as a book dragon or maybe even my self-proclaimed title of Prince of Stories. (I aspire to have a throne of books)

    We as bookworms are terrifying, not only because our minds are richer because of our widened vocabulary, but also because we have the power to take over the world! But for now, let's resume our usual position in hiding reading our books.

    Lately, I've been met with a series of struggles which I've led to believe is because I'm a bookworm. A normal struggle is fine but dealing with a bookish struggle is like magic, almost hard to comprehend. Although being a bookworm is great, there are some things that all bookworms hate, and I thought it'd be fun to list the good and bad aspects. Why? Because addressing the problem is the first step to the solution! Read More

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Hey friends! I’m Joel, the main writer here at Fictional Fates. I’m a reader and writer who advocates for more diversity in literature.

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