Book Review: Project Thermoception by M.C. Drake

(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: Project Thermoception by M.C. Drake

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Book Review: Young Blood by Brett Wallach

(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

Some advice when asking for reviews

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

Book Reviews!

Are you an author? Self-published something? Struggling to get reviews and/or find reviewers? Well so am I. So I've decided to do something about it! I read quite a lot. Sometimes more than others, sometimes sporadically, sometimes I'll have a reading break for weeks or months, and sometimes I'll read two books on a weekend. … Continue reading Book Reviews!

Fixing a story. Editing now or later?

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?

Inspiration for a story – Characters.

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.

Don’t Take Too Much Advice

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

Who Are You Writing As?

Do you have a favourite author? I bet you do. Or maybe a couple, a few that you read quite a lot, someone you just can't wait to publish a new book. Someone that probably helped you along on the road to becoming a writer and an author yourself. Everyone who writes, who wants to … Continue reading Who Are You Writing As?