Dear fantastic, lovely, wonderful followers and readers, I have been nominated for the Best Australian Blog Award 2013, and now is the time to vote for me in the people’s choice round. There are over 1000 entries in this round, and competition is tough, so I need your help. YOU CAN STILL VOTE EVEN IF … More Think my blog is good? Vote for me in the best Australian blog awards.
Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday where I shine the light on an Australian book I think is worth the read. Today I am shining the spotlight on ‘Unlucky Break’ by Kate Forster. And this is the second book I have read for my Australian women writers challenge. The Synopsis: Andie Powers has a one-way … More Spotlight Saturday: Review ‘Unlucky Break’ by Kate Forster. (AWW2013)
For today’s Fiction Friday I am reviewing Clockwork Princess, the third and final book in The Infernal Devices series. This post will not contain any spoilers. The Synopsis from goodreads: Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy Tessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy? … More Fiction Friday: Review Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.
To be a writer, one must write, it is what writers do. You will start off with an idea, and then you’ll start to write, and if you want to have a completed story in the end then you have to keep writing, and if you keep writing you will eventually have that first draft … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Keep Writing.
Sometimes as readers we can get upset about choices characters make, or when characters die, or how a book ends. We scream in frustration, pull at our hair, throw the book (hopefully not) and curse the writer for doing that to a character. But here is something non-writer readers may not understand. Characters take on … More A Word on Characters: To a reader from a writer.
Aussie Writers get your manuscripts ready the Australian/Vogel Literary Award has now opened. If you are Australian and under 35, and have a manuscript between 30,000 and 100,000 words, then you can enter. Entry costs $25 and the prize is a publishing contract with Allen and Unwin. You need to submit your manuscript, a one … More the Australian / Vogel’s Literary Award 2014
I hate when a book series ends. I feel all hollowed out inside when I close the last book in a series, all sad and mournful, no matter how good the ending was. I invest my heart, and feelings, and my time in the characters in a series and I connect with them and love … More When a series ends.
Welcome to Spotlight Saturday where every week I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think needs to be read. Today I will be shining the spotlight on All This Could End, the YA contemporary by Steph Bowe. And this is my first official review for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013. The synopsis: … More Spotlight Saturday: All This Could End by Steph Bowe (AWW2013)
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. For today’s Fiction Friday I want to bring you some of the upcoming book releases I am really excited about. First up, Jessica Shirvington, author of the Violet Eden chapter (Embrace, Entice, Emblaze, Endless) is bringing out a new book, separate from the Violet Eden chapters. It sounds really … More Fiction Friday: Jessica Shirvington’s new book & other May releases.
Welcome to this week’s Writing Tip Wednesday, today I want to focus on characters. When I look at why I love the books I do it always comes back to one thing: the characters. Characters are so important, they are what make your story. You need to get your reader invested in your characters so … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Getting to Know Your Characters.