Part of the reason I started this blog was to share my journey as I try to get published. Because of this, I have decided that I will share progress updates every fortnight with you guys. I will post my writerly updates on a Wednesday, alternating with my writing tips. So, here’s what’s been happening … More A Writerly Update 2.
Welcome to this weeks Spotlight Sunday where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think deserves to be read. Today I am reviewing the YA dystopain ‘Angel Arias’ by Marianne de Pierres, book 2 in her Burn Bright series. The good news is that this series has been released on Amazon as both … More Spotlight Sunday: Review ‘Angel Arias’ by Marianne de Pierres. #AWW2013
One of the most annoying things for a writer is when an idea strikes at an inconvenient time. This happened to me today and it made me so frustrated. In an ideal world, when an idea strikes, we writers would be able to stop whatever we are doing and start plotting the idea that has … More When Ideas Strike at Inconvenient Times.
Welcome to this weeks Fiction Friday, today I am reviewing the YA paranormal romance ‘Last sacrifice’, the 6th and final book in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. If you haven’t read this series than I highly recommend you do. Books 1-3 I really enjoyed, giving them all four stars, but I fell head over heels … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘Last Sacrifice’ by Richelle Mead.
Finding the right name for your characters is one of the most important things you will do when writing a story. Characters are people, too, and they need a name that suits them. People judge people by their names and they will judge your character by their name as well. When naming a character there … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Naming Your Characters.
I have made a decision to change Spotlight Saturday to Spotlight Sunday. Changing to Sunday gives me just that bit more time to read since I’m trying to read 2 books a week. I found I was rushing through some books just to get a review up, and that takes the pleasure out of reading. … More Spotlight Sunday: Review ‘Three Summers’ by Judith Clarke. AWW2013.
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday, today I’ll be reviewing the YA paranormal romance, ‘Undeadly’ by Michele Vail. The Synopsis from Goodreads: The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird… Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘Undeadly’ by Michele Vail.
Originally posted on The Escapades:
Here’s a fun fact: if you submit to Escape now, you can be a published (or multi-published) author by Christmas. We’re working to an aggressive publishing program, and we want stories! I’m going to list some subgenres/themes that I’m very interested in, but please note: we publish all subgenres all…
‘The majority of published writers I have known write first drafts that are riddled with craft errors and embarrassingly bad writing compared to the version that finally sees print. They know that writing is truly rewriting.’ – Sol Stein. ‘A successful book is not made up of what is in it, but what is left … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Editing.
So I told you that I entered my manuscript to the Ampersand Project – an initiative by Hardie Grant Egmont Australia where they except submissions from unpublished YA authors during spring/summer. I just found out that my manuscript was rejected, which sucks. I was really hoping they would want it, though I kind of knew … More A Writerly Update.