It is with great pleasure that I can announce I have finally finished the first round of rewrites for my YA urban sci-fi Rift!!! It is so much better than when I wrote it the first time around, and it is a lot different now so I’m going to have to make some adjustments in … More A Writerly Update 13.
Calling all writers with a polished manuscript that’s ready to go. Brenda Drake is hosting Pitch Wars once again this year, and it’s on right now. You have the chance to get your manuscript read by an author, editor or intern who will help you polish it for agents who will read your submission in … More Have a polished manuscript? Pitch Wars is on now.
I dream of being published one day, and I dream about it being wonderful and glorious, of course I realise its going to be really hard work as well, I mean books don’t just write themselves and, you know, deadlines. I like to read about other writers experiences to prepare myself for the day all … More Dear Writers: What being published is really like.
It’s my birthday today and being the total book addict that I am I was given books for my birthday! (Who would want anything else?) I thought you might all like to know what books I received so here they are: And: Also: These too: And also: I think I did pretty good? Wow, and … More It’s My Birthday!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Spotlight Sunday, where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think deserves to be read, and not because I haven’t been reading any Australian books, but mainly because I haven’t finished reading them in time to spotlight them on Sunday. But this week I have … More Spotlight Sunday: Review ‘Finding Home’ by Lauren K. McKellar
I was reading some very good (and sometimes very funny) advice from writers over at The Guardian website and thought I’d share some of those useful writing tips I read. PD James says: ‘Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious.’ She also suggests: ‘Don’t just plan to write – write. It is only … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Advice Quotes.
Camp Christmas, the second novella in the Camp Boyfriend series by the talented duo J.K.Rock is set to be released on December 17th 2013 and I’m happy to share it’s beautiful cover with you: Pretty and very enticing; I love it. Here’s a little more about it: Hannah never meant to be a mean girl … More Camp Christmas Cover Reveal!
I’m not posting a review today, I just started Allegiant (I caved and bought it before my birthday, I just couldn’t wait anymore!) so I’ll post a review when I’m finished. Sorry my reviews have been all over the place lately instead of the usual Friday and Sunday, I’ve been busy writing and haven’t had … More Personal Reading Challenge.
Note: I’m not doing NaNoWriMo, and I feel like the only writer who isn’t. I’ve already got too many projects under my belt and a new 50,000 word one is not what I need right now. This is going to be a short update because I’ve only been concentrating on one manuscript lately, and that’s … More A Writerly Update 12.
No review for this week’s Fiction Friday sorry, I’ve been writing like crazy and it hasn’t left me much time to read, so I thought I’d do something fun and tell you all some of the new release/ to be released books I want for my birthday which is later this month. 1. Empower, the … More Fiction Friday: Books I want for my birthday.