Originally posted on The Escapades:
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,…
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.
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.
So it’s been a month since my last update. These updates used to be weekly and I plan on returning to updating you weekly again from now on. A few of my other regular posts have fallen behind, and I haven’t been commenting as much, which I apologise for. I pulled back from the blog … More A Writerly Update 60.