I mainly read YA novels, but every now and again I venture out and read an Adult book. I saw the Grass Castle on the Goodread’s giveaway page and was intrigued by the beautiful cover, so I entered to win it. And I did, my first ever Goodreads win 🙂 I would like to thank … More ARC Review: The Grass Castle by Karen Viggers. #AWW2014
I am currently working on a series, in fact, a lot of ideas I have for novels are part of a series. Series are very popular things in both the YA world and the sci-fi/fantasy world, my two favourite worlds to write in 🙂 So I was delighted when I came across a post by … More Writing Tip Wednesday: 7 Tips On Writing A Series by Janice Hardy.
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Have you written a novel? Do you like money? This may be for you. From Amazon’s website: The Seventh Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest is right around the corner. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to win a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing. One Grand Prize winner will…
Hi Everyone, I use to do this update every second Wednesday but I have decided to change this to every Sunday and share a weekly wrap up of my writing. And because my writerly update will no longer be on a Wednesday, I will be doing my Writing Tip Wednesday every week instead for fortnightly … More A Writerly Update 16.
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday today I am reviewing The Raven Boys, book one in The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. The synopsis from Goodreads: “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.” … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater.
People sit down and try to write a novel for a lot reasons. For some it is a compulsion that they’ve had since childhood, others just to see if they can. For a lot of people there is a misguided perception that it’s easy. Because I’m telling you, it’s not. Not easy to write a … More Being A Writer.
Want to know secrets to making your dialogue sizzle? Over at Janice Hardy’s blog, The Other Side Of The Story, guest author Rayne Hall shares 13 secrets for sizzling dialogue. They are great tips for anyone wanting help to improve their dialogue. And they come with examples, I just love examples. You can check it … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Writing Dialogue.
Today I am very pleased to review the highly funny YA contemporary by Australian author Tara Eglington. It is the second book I have read for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014. Synposis: Sweet sixteen and never been kissed — and that’s the way Aurora Skye wants it to be. She’s too busy finding potential … More Review: How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You by Tara Eglington #AWW2014
I’m very excited to share with you the cover of Jessica Shirvington’s new book Disruption I have loved all of Jessica’s books so far and am eagerly awaiting this one, which will be released in Australia on March 24th 2014. (US to be advised.) And here it is: What do you think? Different to what … More Cover Reveal: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington.
The YA urban sci-fi that I am currently working on is a rewrite. I had written it, completed it, and even submitted it once or twice. But it was full of plot holes, so in the middle of last year, after it was resting for about a year, I decided to rewrite it. Now, while … More Letting go of 60,000 words.