Here are 5 tips you need to know to help you stay inspired while you write: Create a writing routine. You’ve probably heard this a million times but it really does help. Whether you can spare an hour a day or three hours, setting aside the same time every day to write really helps… Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday – 5 Tips you Need to Know!
This month I sat down to chat with Melanie Hooyenga, author of the time-travelling young adult series, The Flicker Effect, to find out a little more about the writer behind the books! LJ: Hi, Melanie. First of all I’d love to see where you write. MH: It’s always been a dream of mine to have… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Melanie Hooyenga
This month I had a chat with author of the Resistance Series, Tracy Lawson to find out more about the woman behind these dystopian thrillers. LJ: Hi Tracy, can you please start off by telling us a little about what you write? TL: I write YA dystopian thrillers and nonfiction history. I love being able to… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Tracy Lawson
When I was a teen I just wanted to fit in. I didn’t want to be different or stand out from the crowd, I wanted to be like my peers. Or at least, what I perceived them to be. I loved hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and drawing and painting. These were… Continue reading Embrace Yourself
With finishing up writing Utopia and getting it ready to be published I’ve struggled to get too much reading done at late. But I thought I’d share with you the most recent book’s I ticked off my TBR list and what I thought of them. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest Sixteen years ago Leviticus Blue invented… Continue reading Book Reviews
The book review. Something every author needs and wants. They can simultaneously drive them crazy and make them want to cry and have them smiling from ear to ear. But while reviews are important to authors, I don’t think readers realise how vital they are to not only authors but also themselves. Reading reviews and… Continue reading Review and Rating Myths
This month we all met up at Kristy’s house where we were served a delicious paella before we started discussing the months book choice, The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Usually if I decide a book isn’t for me I don’t write a review. I keep my thoughts to myself realising that not… Continue reading Book Club – The Time Travelers Wife
I’ve been making a huge effort to fit more reading time into my life over the past month or so, and I’ve been rewarded by reading some amazing books. As an author I think it’s important to read as much as possible, not only to see how other authors write, but to extend my vocabulary… Continue reading 4 Books I Enjoyed Reading in August!
Tranquility ~ The quality or state of being tranquil; It’s easy to say you need more tranquility or serenity in your life, but sometimes it’s hard to find. With work, kids, school, housework and other commitments, sometimes it’s easy to forget to stop and spend time finding your peace of mind. I, for one, am guilty of this. I over commit… Continue reading Tranquility
Usually I’m not someone who reads Romance novels. There’s something about falling in love with a complete stranger, feeling that instant connection, and living happily after ever after, that just doesn’t sit well with me. But recently an author I love, Michelle Lynn who wrote the Dawn of Rebellion series, branched out into the Romance… Continue reading Book Review – Choices by Michelle Lynn