Hi YA Bookcasers! Today is going to be a short but sweet post. I'm curious - what book are you reading now, and would you recommend it (why or why not)? Here are my current reads: 2nd last read: I finally read The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Now, this isn't due to not wanting to… Continue reading What are you reading?
Hi Ya Bookcasers! I hope that May is treating you well! Today, I want to share with you my favorite five book covers! These are from no particular years; they're just the ones I like. What are your favorites? The sheer beauty of this cover blows me away. It's full of atmosphere, tension, and… Continue reading My favorite book covers…
Hey YABookcasers! Today, I'd like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of...but don't write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you're still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not?I've been… Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them
Hey YABookcasers! Have you ever had an old story idea that you absolutely love, but can't quite get the gumption to work on? You love the concept and characters, but something is blocking your progress. Or perhaps you wrote it a long time ago, and now you're looking at it as this mammoth task of… Continue reading Reviving an old story
Hi YABookcasers, I've been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I'm not talking about writer's block. The question that's got my attention is "Where did all the good ideas go?"Let me expound. Big blockbuster books hit the shelves regularly -… Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?
Hi YABookcasers! First of all, if you've not been to my site before, you might have received a popup asking if you'd like to join my newsletter. I hope you do, as there will be lots of goodies and a secret members only forum! If you didn't receive the popup because you've been before, pop… Continue reading 3 reasons you should read these books…
Hi YABookcasers! So, today, I took a look at my TBR and almost fainted. There are 46 books sitting there, and these are only my "must read asap" books. There are dozens and dozens more that I really want to read after those. The problem is, the minute I finish one great book, another 3… Continue reading How to stop your TBR pile from stressing you out!
Hey Ya Bookcasers! How is January treating you all? It's sure been a busy one for me, what with editing, and writing, and work. And...fostering the most adorable golden oldie of a German Shepherd. Not only is she the most wonderful little thing in the world...but she's also a great tool for busting through writer's… Continue reading How a dog solved writer’s block
(Audio at the end of the post) Hey YABookcasers, Yup, you read the title right - how to make a book out of one word. Now, I don't mean write just one word down on the page and bam that's you done. That would be a very short novel indeed. However, I am talking about… Continue reading How to make a book out of one word
Hi YA Bookcasers! Audio version: Welcome to the end of August and the almost-start of October, my favorite month of the year (can anyone say Halloween?). Pitch Wars has just come to an end (if you don't know what that is, you can find out more here), and while some hopefuls have snagged a mentor,… Continue reading Not a Pitch Wars mentee?