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Author Interview Scooter Nation

  When did you know you wanted to be an author?   When my “sister in writing” Cryssa Bazos told me I should. We have known each other for over two decades and I knew she was working away on her 17th Century historical fiction novel, so I shared a few lines. She was super encouraging, got me signed up […]

When A Writer Has No Words

This morning, I woke up at six o’clock, and started working on my daily to-do list. At eight o’clock, I got a text message from my boyfriend about the attacks in Brussels, at the Zaventem airport. I couldn’t believe it at first. I thought it was either a hoax, or an accident that had happened but was not related to […]

A Little Bit of Fun with Cliché Sentences

One reviewer mentioned the use of several cliché sentences in my book, and how they were used over and over again. It made me curious, so I did a quick search through The Soul Thief (.pdf format, makes it easy to look for sentences) to see if the reviewer was right or not. Here are the sentences. bile rose up […]

WriteMotivation June Check-In: Week One

WriteMotivation is an awesome initiative. Writers submit their list of goals each month, and help motivate each other. Writers motivating other writers is great, and WriteMotivation is just what I need to get back into writing shape. Unfortunately June is a tough month to get started because June also means uni exams, tons of late night study sessions, coffee and […]

Book Excerpt from Deliver Us Book Tour

I’m hosting Deliver Us on my blog today. Deliver Us is a suspense novel written by author Santino Reynolds, which will be released by Senzuri Books later this month. Book Excerpt “It’s hard to say exactly what landed me here in prison. My mom believes it was my good nature. I say it was an instinct I didn’t know I […]

Camp NaNoWriMo June #1: Marathon to 10k words.

I challenged myself yesterday to reach 10k words on the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. Guess what? I succeeded. The first 10k words is done, and I feel happy, releived, pleased and a lot more. I hope to reach 15k today, but that would probably be wishful thinking. At this pace, I’ll definitely reach my goal of finishing the entire […]

Monthly Goals: June 2012

Hey, everyone! Can you believe it’s June already? Time really does fly! I don’t know about you, but I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and I invite you to participate as well. It’ll be fun. This is my first time camping (to be honest, I’ve never gone camping in real life either) and I’m uber-excited. If you’re participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, […]

Opening Lines Galore

Who doesn’t love a great opening line? If you’re looking for an awesome opening line to adopt, check out this topic on the NaNoWriMo forums. Even if you’re not looking for an opening line, but just a way to open a chapter or find some inspiration, you’re bound to find it there. That topic got me thinking. I don’t always […]