Writing Quote Wednesday: Wise Words From Maggie Stiefvater.

“Here’s the thing about being a writer, or a musician, or an artist, or any sort of creative person. The ones who make it are the ones who make themselves do it. They’re the ones who practice even when it seems like they aren’t getting any better. They’re the ones who open up their work-in-progress … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Wise Words From Maggie Stiefvater.

Writing Tip Wednesday: Wise words from Maggie Stiefvater.

I read this great post on Maggie Stiefvater’s blog the other day and just had to share her wise words of advice with you. She wrote the post because people (I’m assuming writers) were on twitter talking about some authors’ careers and whether they deserve their fame. Maggie is into race cars and has spent … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Wise words from Maggie Stiefvater.

Fiction Friday: Review ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater.

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.

Writing Tip Wednesday: The First Sentence/Page/Chapter.

I have been thinking a lot about first sentences/pages/chapters lately. I think the closer you get to being ready to submit your manuscript, the more you start to think about this in particular. You realise just how much weight that first page/s carry. You need to be able to hook readers in straight away. Some … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The First Sentence/Page/Chapter.

Writing Tip Wednesday: Maggie Stiefvater talks publishing.

This week I read a great post by YA author Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver Trilogy) titled ‘Publishing Does Not Want To Eat Your Heart Out.’ It is a great post for all aspiring authors. She was asked a question from a fan about how to get an agent to say ‘Your book is interesting and yes’ … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Maggie Stiefvater talks publishing.