Becoming a bestseller would be many an author's greatest fantasy. But, is there a formula?
2020 is the first time I'm participating in Popsugar's Reading Challenge. This is such a great list! Some of these books are ones on my TBR list, but some I've never heard of before, which is exciting!
I am beyond impressed by this piece! You've improved so much, it's like a different writer!
Book Review : 5 stars The Emotional Wound Thesaurus This book is phenomenal. Not only does it provide pages of different emotional wounds and their elements, but it gives you psychological feel to all of them. I noted a number of wounds that I was already building up in a character I'm writing about, but … Continue reading Book Review: The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Angela Ackerman
Over the past few years, I've read/studied a number of books on the craft of writing, everything from tension & conflict, to character development, to the 3-part story arc. Here's a list of the best books I've read on how to develop and hone your writing.
(but it's not published...yet!) Mistlyn is published in full on Wattpad.com and I've entered it into Wattys 2019 awards! The only way thirteen-year-old Mistlyn can bring her dead village back to life is by going with a conniving Jinn to the world of the dead, the Realm of Mote. The only survivors of their burned … Continue reading I wrote a book!
To be a good writer, you need "arts & culture." Staying within the confines of what you know or are used to will make you a stale person, and, by default, a stale writer. Being exposed to flavors and style will open your mind and creativity to so much out there, and honestly, will likely … Continue reading Don’t be stale – be “cultured”
In case you haven't heard, in 2012, Ann Morgan read the world in a year. She compiled a list of all the countries of the world, and chose a book from each country to read, expanding her literary prowess. I wrote a post regarding her excursions, and my own decision to follow in her steps. … Continue reading Reading World Fantasy Books
Right now, I'm editing one of my newest books. And it's horrible. The work isn't what's horrible, it's the writing that is. I feel like my work falls so short of my standards, or other readers' standards, and others haven't even read the book! I also feel like I'm not a good writer and I'm deluding myself … Continue reading My manuscript, well, sucks
Want to be a better writer? Then be a better reader. There's a blog post on how one lady "read the world in a year." She's a voracious reader, from what I understand, but she realized one day that she didn't read much past her culture and country's literature. Recognizing that this was an issue … Continue reading Confession: I’m a Culturally Monogamous Reader