So it finally happened. I couldn't finish this one. I don't know what to say. It was just too much. Overwhelming and incomprehensible, layer and layer of text without much information - there was so much going on - and nothing gripping me to the story. I read the first third, skimmed the second, and … Continue reading Vampires of Gnosson by Taggart Rehnn
So I've been seeing a lot of blog posts, facebook updates and tweets lately - about how great everyone's doing. It seems everybody's WIP is the best thing that ever happened to them, they're writing it so easily, everything is falling in to place, and their lives are just perfect. It seems no one is … Continue reading Stuck in a rut
One of the most fun things about writing is coming up with new things to write about! To just dream up new ideas, new plots, new places, new stories. Currently I have 3 WIP's that I'm definitely going to write, and 3-4 that I'm still working, to figure out whether or not I think they'll … Continue reading Work In Progress
(Note: I never deliberately spoil anything that I consider a major part of the plot, and I always double check to see how much is revealed in the official blurb to know what major things are already revealed and not. However, there might be minor things that certain people could consider spoilers, so read on … Continue reading Book Review: Young Blood by Brett Wallach
Like many other authors I review books, because well hey, I read! So here are a few things to do and don't when you're asking someone to review your work. (And though these are my own opinions, I dare assume they will apply to many other author/reviewers as well). DO Ask! Don't just send … Continue reading Some advice when asking for reviews
I recently did a free book promotion for my book The Consequence of Loyalty. And now I want to urge everyone to leave a review. (Of course I do, as an author I live and breathe for reviews, I'd rather have reviews than sales at this point, as do most author who aren't already racking … Continue reading Leave a Review!
My weekend-long free book giveaway just ended, and I have to say it's been absolutely fantastic! The repsonse was much higher than I expected, it started off a bit slow, but I was super impressed by the numbers in the end! Thanks everyone who got themselves a copy, and thanks a bunch to everyone who … Continue reading Thanks Everyone!
Last week I asked the twittersphere for some help with one of my stories, and I wanted to share with everyone (thanks so much if you were one of the ones who answered!) My problem was this: I’m working on a story where I need to rewrite good parts of the beginning. I think! I’m … Continue reading Fixing a story. Editing now or later?
I thought I'd write a little post on how I build my characters, so here goes. First of all, I usually tumble across an idea inside my mind, and when I do it’s as if I haven’t had the idea myself, but as if someone left it there, for me to find. I’ll look at … Continue reading Inspiration for a story – Characters.
When you decided to start writing, did it come naturally or did you do a lot of research first? Did you look up how to write? Did you read blogs (like this one perhaps?), find websites, listen to podcasts or watch videos on YouTube? Maybe you went a bit less digital, and actually bought a … Continue reading Don’t Take Too Much Advice