Hi Everyone, A short and sweet post today. So last week I pledged to finish the read through of my YA epic fantasy this week and I am happy to report that I’ve done it! I work so much better to deadlines, and having to report back to you all gave me just the kind … More A Writerly Update 25.
I would like to first say thank you to Walker Books Australia for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast … More Arc Review: The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
I follow the Miss Stark’s First Victim blog written by Authoress. It is a great blog for aspiring authors. (For those ready to query, she even hosts regular secret agent contests.) She critiques manuscripts (for money) and lately has been sharing observations she has made while editing to help improve our writing. On Monday she … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Nothing Happening In Your Opening Scene.
Originally posted on onewildword:
One of the most popular events each year at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference is a workshop called SIWC Idol. Think American Idol except for writers. Anybody who’s brave enough can submit the first page of their manuscript to be read in front of a panel of judges—four literary agents. Author…
Originally posted on chasingtheturtle:
By: NATHAN BRANSFORD 1. Enjoy the present. Writers are dreamers, and dreamers tend to daydream about the future while concocting wildly optimistic scenarios that involve bestsellerdom, riches, and interviews with Ryan Seacrest. In doing so they forget to enjoy the present. I call this the “if only” game. You know how…
Hi Everyone, I have had a fairly busy week this week so I didn’t get as much writing done as I would like. I even had one day I didn’t get to write at all 😦 I usually write everyday so just having one day off practically kills me. The sad news is I didn’t … More A Writerly Update 24.
Welcome to my stop on the Nymph blog tour. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Tonya Alexandra. A big thank you to Tonya for taking the time to answer my questions, and what great answers they are. Before we get into the interview, here’s a little information about the book: Synopsis from … More Blog Tour: Nymph by Tonya Alexandra
I was so excited when I was approved for this eARC from Strange Chemistry, which was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is an amazing YA time-travel story from debut novelist M.G Buehrlen. I loved it so much I bought a print copy. Synopsis from Goodreads: For as long as 17-year-old … More ARC review: The 57 Lives Of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen.
I read this interview over at Alpha Reader with YA author Kelly Gardiner. Danielle asked Kelly What advice she had for budding young writers? This was Kelly’s answers: Read. Write. Read. Write. And again. That’s all. Just keep being as good as you can be. On a more practical level, read passages out loud so … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Writing Advice From Kelly Gardiner.
Hi Everyone, welcome to this week’s writerly update. I have mainly been concentrating on my YA epic Fantasy as this is the one I have decided I am going to send out on submission when it is ready. YA author Susan Dennard just sold her YA epic fantasy to Tor & Tor UK which I … More A Writerly Update 23.