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Welcome to Word Nerd Scribbles, an author platform for S.G. Baker, where I bring you free flash fiction every week, book reviews bi-weekly, writing tips and author updates monthly, and connect you to my publications. Take a look at what I have to offer below, sign up for my newsletter, or get in contact if you would like a book review from me. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Stories

Weekly short-stories about the whimsical and the weird. Here I bring you original fiction straight from the heart, with several years’ worth of content free for you to read!

​Keep up with the Hopeful Wanderer web series and more here, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Book Reviews

Bi-weekly reviews of the books I’m reading. I tend toward new adult, young adult, and adult fantasy, with smatterings of horror and science fiction. If it seems clever and fanciful, I’m in!

Want me to review your book? Check out the contact form below for a full list of my preferred genres. 

Writing Advice

Monthly tips on everything I have learned as a writer – brought to you by questions I often see asked in the field, fueled by the desire to help new writers the way I have received help, too. 

Got writing questions? Browse current topics or tell me what you want to see discussed. 

Bookshelf

Publication(s) in which my works appear. Sign up below for my monthly newsletter for news on future releases and more!

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The Hopeful Wanderer – Forth

A deep groan sounded through heavy fog as I inched my way up to a lane of thin ice running through a frozen lake. Though I was on the lookout for travelers along this lane, I also watched against any misstep that would send me plummeting below to a shivering grave. Several such lanes of […]

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The Hopeful Wanderer – Buried Tracks

At the bottom of a lake long dried up, my hazy gaze rested hopefully on a cloud building in the distance. Dust rose up around my plodding feet, settling on my cracked tongue. The size of this lakebed desert must have grown since the last estimation. I didn’t have enough water to get back; I […]

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Writing Notebooks Reveal

I have never had much use for writing magazines. When I first began writing, I went to them for instruction, guidance, the revealing of writerly secrets. I didn’t find as much of that as I wanted. Plus, the issues kept piling up in my home, not quite read all the way through, because what is […]

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Book Review Contact Form

Interested in having me review your book? Get in touch.

I read these genres/categories:

  • Fantasy
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult SFF
  • New Adult SFF
  • Horror Lite

I do not read these genres/categories:

  • Heavy Romance
  • Erotica
  • Vampires
  • Heavy Horror
  • GoT/Tolkein-esque fantasy

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S.G. Baker

S.G. Baker is a writer and editor of fiction who penned The Hopeful Wanderer web series. She holds a bachelor degree in English from West Texas A&M University with a focus on writing, editing, and linguistics. A wanderer and a dreamer herself, S.G. travels often to bring the wonders of the world to her stories. ​

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