How do you find writing your first draft? Is it the easiest part? The hardest? Do you start a first draft, get stuck, put it aside and start something else? I like to read about how other writers work, and I’ve learnt a few things by doing this. Firstly, you’ve got to finish what you … More The First Draft.
The blurb: Joss Aaronson has two loves in her life: Playing the blues and training to jump through time. Then Mavkel, the first alien student on Earth, selects her to be his time-travel partner and Joss’s life gets a lot more complicated. There’s an assassin on campus, an anti-alien lobby group chanting slogans, and Joss … More Review: Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman.
we may all speak different languages, but pain is universal and tears are spoken by all. (A micro-poem by Rochelle Sharpe.)
Glitter Rose is a collection of five short stories for adults — 4 previously published, 1 new — by Marianne de Pierres. Before I talk about the stories, I want to talk about the actual book because I found it just as appealing as the stories themselves. It is an A5, hardcover book that is … More Review: Glitter Rose by Marianne de Pierres
She traced her fingers down his cheek, along his jaw line, over his neck and rested her hand on his heart. She concentrated with everything that she was until she could feel its slow and steady beat pounding faintly against her palm. A small smile formed on her lips. His eyelids fluttered as he dreamt … More Last goodbye. A flash fiction story.
Voyager online announced this on November 30: Next May sees one of the grand masters of fantasy, Raymond E. Feist, penning the final book in his epic 9-series Midkemian saga, Magician’s End. To celebrate, and get everyone up to speed, we thought we’d offer the chance for you to win a year’s supply of Voyager books (which will be our top new release book delivered … More Australian Feist Fans.
“Something of real quality will be recognized somewhere, sooner or later” — Mimi Jones, editor. “Publishers are always on the lookout for a good book. This is something to keep in mind no matter how discouraging the prospect of finding a publisher is, no matter how many rejection slips you get, and no matter how … More Some advice quotes on how to get published.
For me, reading a book isn’t just about the words. Reading is a sensory experience, not just for the mind, but for the hands and the nose and the eyes. I love the feel of a book in my hand, its texture, its weight. I love the physical act of turning the page. I love … More Reading to me is…
Rejection is a part of being a writer. Lots of writers got rejected many times before they got picked up. Becca Fitzpatrick took 5 years to sell her YA angel book Hush Hush, Wither by Lauren Destefano was rejected 120 times before it was picked up, and even Stephen King was rejected. (His book ‘On … More A word on rejection.
Harlequin Teen, 2012 5 out of 5. This book proves that you don’t need to add paranormal (not that i don’t love a good paranormal) to romance for it to be EPIC. I loved this book. I was captured from the first page and couldn’t put it down. It is a must read for lovers … More Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.