Check out the Lore Anthology by John Klobucher in this 5 day free promotion. Details are in this post from the Lore of the Underlings blog.
Check out this review of The Hat by Craig Boyack as posted on the Rosie Amber blog.
Today’s team review is from Robbie, she blogs here https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/
Robbie has been reading The Hat by C.S. Boyack
The Hat by C.S. Boyack is such a great read. The main characters are a young girl, Lizzie St Laurent, a twenty-one-year-old college dropout whose grandmother has died and who has been left to fend for herself in a city far from home and the Hat. Lizzie is working a couple of jobs to pay the bills and keep a roof over her head. She also has a deal with the landlord whereby she keeps the garden tidy and trim in return for free utilities. Lizzie is struggling and when her uncle doesn’t want to give her a keepsake from her grandmother’s estate, she helps herself to one from the back of the removal van. Boy, does she make a good choice. She ends up acquiring a hat…
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Check out this post from the Blond Write More blog on the magical relationship between a writer and their notebook
This weekend has been spent clearing out my loft. As we battled against ten years worth of forgotten clutter I came across a few of my old writer notebooks.
As I opened them up I did wonder whether they would make me cringe. But they did quite the opposite.
Some of my old stories were born inside these notebooks and it was tear inducing to see the first few scribbles of a project appear on a page and then start to grow.
I let out a few creative sighs as I saw familiar characters emerge, plots take shape and I noted how a couple of characters and story ideas never made it out of the notebook.
I knew I had to write a post on the special bond between writers and their notebooks.
The magic for a writer first occurs in their notebook.
The first scribble of an idea sparks…
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Meet author David Ahern from this interview posted on Rachel Poli’s blog.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m an Irish writer who grew up in a theatrical family. I used to make serious TV and wanted to do some fun stories for a change. The Madam Tulip books make me smile. I hope they do the same for readers.
How long have you been writing for?
All my life, in one genre or another. Mostly TV scripts, but plays too. The good thing about novels though is that you can just go ahead and write; you don’t need a whole crew of people to make them happen.
What motivates you to write? How did you begin writing?
In my twenties, I directed and co-wrote a solo play with and for my mother who is a wonderful actress. Believe me, if your Ma is waiting, you finish the thing. That’s one kind of motivation. In general though, if stuff runs…
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Check out this helpful post from the Uninspired Writers blog with five reasons to print out your work in progress.
Hello writers and good morning to you!
I hope you’ve all had a great week. Last week I spoke about finishing the third draft of my novel, and with the third draft done I took to printing my work in progress out. Having this physical copy was important to me for the next stage of editing, and I’d like to share 5 reasons why I believe you should print out your work in progress.
Let me know if you agree or disagree by sharing your thoughts in the comments below, or contacting me at any time.
1. It feels amazing
Writing a novel is a long process that often brings many challenges. You may love writing, but we all have days when we find it tiresome, frustrating and down right difficult. Holding your novel in your hands is an amazing feeling and it makes it all worth it. It may…
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Get to know author Ritu Bhathal from this post on the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Welcome to the Sunday interview and this week my guest is poet Ritu Bhathal who I enjoyed meeting at last year’s Bloggers Bash in London. And it was fantastic to be there when she won the Best Overall Blog Award 2017. You can find out more about her debut poetry collection Poetic Rituals later in the post.
Before we find out which questions Ritu has chosen to respond to, here is a little bit about her background.
Ritu Bhathal was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970’s to migrant parents, hailing from Kenya but with Indian origin. This colourful background has been a constant source of inspiration to her.
From childhood, she always enjoyed reading. This love of books is mostly credited to her mother. The joy of reading spurred her on to become creative in her own writing, from fiction to poetry. Winning little writing competitions at school and locally…
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Check out this thought-provoking post from the Blonde Write More blog on the challenges of being an unpublished author and parent.
We all know the life of a writer is tough. Whether you are published or unpublished days are often spent doing one or more of the following; writing, chucking everything you have written in the bin, rewriting what you’ve retrieved from the bin, editing, getting carried away with best seller day dreams, rewriting again, crying over what is staring back at you on the page, editing again, hating every single word which you have rewritten for the zillionth time, quitting being a writer, deciding you actually love writing…after polishing off a soothing bottle of red, rewriting again, editing again, flinching at comments from beta readers, making a voodoo doll which looks like your main character, editing again and crying with joy at how well your first chapter sounds.
If you are unpublished and yet to secure a literary agent or a book deal you may also experience wonderful…
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