Did you know there is one super easy way to ratchet up the tension in your novel? It doesn’t take much work on your part, but it creates an immense amount of pressure for your characters. And we all know that pressure=tension=page turner.
So what is this one little trick? It’s nothing fancy, I assure you. But it’s something that many authors use and many forget about.Read more
I want to talk about beta readers today (again). It’s something I’ve been putting my WIP through, and it’s been eye-opening in many ways. Having someone else read over your writing will reveal your insecurities and writing faux pas to you in a surprising way–especially when they are listed, one after the other, in a critical way.
Just recently I had both the good luck and the terrifying luck of having a(nother) beta reader read my pre-published novel. So far, from 7 different readers, the reactions have been (generally) positive.
It’s encouraging to be at this point, where the plot points are relatively solid…or so I thought.
I have to admit that there are some experiences in Spurn the Moon that are outside my particular experiences. Enter the 7th reader.Read more
6 characteristics writers must have.
Writing requires sacrifices. But chances are, if you’re meant to write, whatever you gave up, you’ll forget what it was in the first place.Read more
Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron Publication date: June 7, 2016 I picked this book up from NetGalley, thinking it soundedRead more