I don’t usually do publishing hot takes, but I do wonder what everyone else’s opinion on this is. I've seen people agree that comp titles (comparative titles) are necessary, and I don’t think they see the other side. Comp titles are popular in queries, and in some places, they are required. I’ve been in Q&As … Continue reading Should comp titles be necessary?
"Now… I don’t know what I feel. Nothing. Is that a feeling?" Title: Wings of EbonyAuthor: J. Elle Genre: YA FantasyPages: 368 pagesPublication date: January 26, 2021 I found Wings of Ebony on a book list and loved the cover and premise. I'm glad I picked it up. After Rue's mother's death, she discovers her true … Continue reading Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)
Thank you Chocoviv for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! If you haven't already checked out her blog, you should! She has tons of great book reviews, movie reviews, art inspirations, and more! I love her art inspirations. I also like her book reviews, especially since they're usually ones I haven't read yet. The … Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award
#10 — Adding too many details with commas Lately, I've had a few authors use commas to add detail after detail onto a sentence. But they don't realize how jam-packed the sentence becomes. Here are two fictional examples: Laurence came through the door, looking for answers, looking for something to turn his path around, and … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #10
I attended a webinar the other day about tips for writing characters. I thought I'd share the main tips they talked about. Show the adjectives Instead of saying, "Josalyn is caring," show how she's caring. Does she take care of a child? Is she always there for others? Does she risk herself to save her … Continue reading 3 tips on writing characters
Hello everyone! The amazing Teresa Grabs tagged me for The Decade Tag! Thank you so much! You're awesome. Rules: Please share a link to the creator of the tag, JesusluvsallShare some highlights for you over the past decade and a few low points if you wantTag whoever you wish toAsk them some questionsUse any picture appropriate … Continue reading The Decade Tag
“I am Fa Mulan, a girl who would sacrifice her life for her family and for China. I am a girl who journeyed into the Underworld to save her friend from dying. I am a girl who has fought battle after battle to finally recognize herself in the mirror. And now I do.” Title: ReflectionAuthor: … Continue reading Book review – Reflection (Spoiler Free)
During an English major panel I attended, professional writers and editors recommended different books. Those books were: Chicago Manuel of Style Elements of Style The War of Art These books are important to the writing field. I've used the Chicago Manuel of Style many times before. I enjoy the online edition the most because it's easier … Continue reading Recommended books by professionals