Tuesday, 31 March 2015

How to Write a Bestseller - MASTER POST | Camp NaNoWriMo

It's Camp NaNoWriMo tomorrow and for some folk around the world it has already begun. For example, my friend from Japan, Yuuki, has already passed the 30k mark at 3 in the morning. Bless her soul.
I, however, haven't started yet. Hopefully everyone has got a ton of notes to hand ready for when midnight strikes, and if you haven't then maybe you have made a mental note of what you're doing. Or, like me, you're pantsing it. I've done countless blog posts about pantsing your way through NaNo and Camp is only different because you get an extra day in April. I've also done countless posts on how to write more, but this is a new and updated post with software links, helpful guides on other pages, and a collection of all my other NaNoWriMo posts. Without further adeiu, let the games begin!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Autophobia by J Ryan Review and Preview - YA Fiction eBook Review

This is the second book review that I'm doing, and like the one before this, it's for a book in a 3 part miniseries. J Ryan is an indie author who hasn't published before, and I offered to review this for him because, well, you know, free books!
This book, which isn't actually edited yet (I was beta reading and reviewing), is 42,000 words. It deals with a lot of issues that teenagers deal with but it deals with them in a realistic way. These issues, however, I guess, are a little too risky to show to a young adult audience, but I still class it as YA because the characters are 18 and the story revolves around two teenagers in high school.
If you find depression, eating disorders and self harm triggering, this is not the book for you.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Omega Beginnings Miniseries Review

Hey boys and girls, are you into YA fiction? Well, I've been reading a cool miniseries called Omega Beginnings, starting with Alessandra. I don't usually consider YA my cup of tea, but I must say, I've really been digging YA recently, what with the major success of YA books such as John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. Whilst I've never been a fan of Twilight and most fantasy YA, I do write my own YA and therefore I consider this part of my research for what other writers in my field do.
If you want to check out YA books, click here, and remember that this miniseries is completely free from Smashwords - check out the miniseries here
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