I have been thinking a lot about first sentences/pages/chapters lately. I think the closer you get to being ready to submit your manuscript, the more you start to think about this in particular. You realise just how much weight that first page/s carry. You need to be able to hook readers in straight away. Some … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The First Sentence/Page/Chapter.
Today I am review the YA high fantasy novel ‘The Demon King’ book one in the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. Synopsis from Goodreads: One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, … More Review: The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Hi everyone, welcome to this fortnight’s writerly update. I’ve had some busy writing days and some days that have been too busy to get much writing done, mainly the last three days, but I’m mostly happy with the progress I’ve made. On the novel front, it’s been a bit slow going on typing up the … More A writerly Update 6.
Hi everyone, so sorry there was no Fiction Friday this week, and I’m sorry to say there is not going to be a Spotlight Sunday either. I have had a busy week and have hardly any time to read. I am currently reading The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima. I am only on page … More Reviews TO Come.
I came across this letter today. It is an open letter to new and would be writers from author James Smythe. I found it very encouraging and wanted to share it with you. It was very eye opening about sales figures as well. I read a lot of blog post from writers and sometimes they … More A letter to inspiring writers.
A few weeks ago I read this great article by Julie Eshbaugh over at publishing crawl. In it, she suggests that you write what you love. This is something that I already do and thought that it is great advice to share. A lot of aspiring writers asks themselves what they should write, and one … More Writing Tip Wednesday: What Should You Write?
Ava stood in the park, staring at the tree. “What are you doing?” her mum asked as she pulled the plates out of the picnic set. “Looking at the lady,” Ava told her. Her mum turned her head and then looked back at Ava. “What lady?” “The lady in the tree,” Ava explained. Her mum … More The Lady in the Tree.
(My attempt at a story under 50 words.) There is a ghost in the window staring at me. She tries to pull me toward her, but I resist, turning and walking away. The house trembles with her anger, her shrieks tangling with the wind. I ignore her cries. I’m done with the dead;it’s my turn … More The Ghost in the Window.
Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Sunday where I review an Australian book that I think deserves to be read. Today I am reviewing ‘The Piper’s Son’ by Melina Marchetta. Melina Marchetta is one of the most amazing writers I have ever read, I cannot urge you enough to to go and read her books if … More Spotlight Sunday: Review ‘The Piper’s Son’ by Melina Marchetta. #aww13
She traced her tongue across her fangs as she calculated the probability of her actually killing him. He was far stronger than she was, but she was quicker, and he was distracted by feeding. Beth didn’t know how much longer she could stand being with him. One hundred years was a long time to be … More Short Story: Ending Forever Part 1.