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I’ve been musing about adverbs lately, considering their place in the fictional universe, the pros and cons of their use, and what role they play in building a world and maintaining pacing. I’ve come to the conclusion that, like exclamation marks, adverbs are best used sparingly, if at all. First,…
Originally posted on The Escapades:
You can read the other episodes HERE. Oliver stares at me. I wish he would say something. He gulps like ten times. “Please tell me you’re joking.” I shake my head and his eyes drop to the food, his jaw clenched. “So,” I say, my voice strangled. “It’s probably best if you just forget about … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 11: The Request.
Hi Everyone, I’ve had another busy week this week and have another busy week coming up. I can’t wait for my days to return to normal so I can get back to my usual writing routine and start writing and editing my novels again like I planned. I had a migraine mid week, which meant … More A Writerly Update 62.
“You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.” – Larry Niven As a short story writer I have to agree with this one. I find short stories are tough to write and teach you a lot about writing, especially … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
Release Date: February 1st 2015. Publisher: Bloomsbury. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: Alina Chase has spent her entire life in confinement. With the science of soul-printing now a reality, she is ‘protected’ for her own safety – and the safety of others – because her soul has done … More Review: SoulPrint by Megan Miranda
Hi Everyone, I have had a busier than usual week this week so all my writing plans went out the window. I managed to post the next episode of my YA sci-fi serial The Amberly Chronicles, which you can read HERE if you’re interested. (I’ll be getting out the next episode around Tuesday so look … More A Writerly Update 61.
#This is the 7th book I have read for the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. Release Date: February 1st 2015. Publisher: Pantera Press. Source: Via Simon & Schuster Australia in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings’s world changes–literally. Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex … More Review: Akarnae by Lynette Noni. #aww2015
“When you sit down to write, write. Don’t do anything else but go to the bathroom, and only do that if it absolutely cannot be put off.” — Stephen King. I think it is so easy as a writer to get distracted by things, especially that shiny siren we call the internet. But if you … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
To find out more about The Amberly Chronicles, and to get links to previous episodes, go to The Amberly Chronicles page. Episode Ten: The Garden. I step out of the elevator and almost smack into Oliver. He takes a step back and we both apologise. We stare at each other, an uncomfortable silence stretching between … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode Ten: The Garden.
*This is the 6th book I have read for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. Australian release date: 1st August 2006. Australian publisher: Random House Australia. Source: Bought. Synopsis from Random House Australia: If you like Melina Marchetta and Barry Jonsberg, you’ll love Maria Boyd’s novel about being in Year 11, being in trouble and being … More Mini Review: Will By Maria Boyd. #aww2015.