Tag Archives: writing

#indiespotlight of Justine John, Author of Gilding the Lily

Spotlight Justine John “I worked for eighteen months writing it, and then another year editing, and I eventually produced it – it was like finally giving birth to a longed for child.” Can You Tell Me a Bit About Your Writing? In 2016 I wrote ‘Gilding The Lily’, which had been burning slowly within me for a good few years.  …

#indiespotlight of Anders Kingsley, author of The Secret of the Second Zeus

Spotlight Anders Kingsly “No matter which of my current or future books people may read, they always can look forward to the element of surprise..” Can You Tell Me a Bit About Your Writing? I love suspense. My favorite genres to read are mystery and psychological thrillers, anything really that is fast paced and keeps me guessing what happens next or whodunit. …

#indiespotlight Aisha Urooj, Author of My Dear Ellie

Spotlight Aisha Urooj “…May we live for love and may Love live among us. Mortality weeps for her frailness” Can You Tell Me a Bit About Your Writing? As one of my protagonist Eleanor James (Ellie) says in the book, “May we live for love and may Love live among us. Mortality weeps for her frailness, Love marvels us with …

#IndieSpotlight of Author Phil Williams

Spotlight Phil Williams “…I imagine I’ll keep revisiting it’s inauspicious start; it anchors so much of what’s to come.” Can You Tell Me a Bit About Your Writing? I’ve always been interested in building complex puzzles and designing mazes, and that’s how the series was conceived. I aim for each story to be satisfying in its own right, with some …

January Wrap Up – 29 Reads (11 Novels, 7 Short Stories, 11 Graphic Novels)

BOOKS AND FUN January 2020 Roundup What Have I Been Up To? “It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of …

Authors Interviewing Authors – Fantasy Authors Carol A. Park and Jon Auerbach

Carol: Tell me a little about yourself and your writing… Jon: I’m a patent attorney from New York by day, a fantasy author by early morning, and a husband and father of three young kids the rest of the time. My formative fantasy experience was watching the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit, but we were actually more of a sci-fi …

Guest post by Author Kit Falbo – The “Who” of Characters in Fiction

When writers conceptualize a character, they usually know who that character is. That complete picture of their personality and how they will react in different situations, that is how writers often write them once they master consistent characterization. The big problem is how do writers convey the who of their character to the readers.  The expectations protagonists create going forward. …

Guest Post – Author Tabatha Stirling Talks About Mental Illness and Writing

Note: Tabatha opened up about her struggles with mental illness and writing. It is raw emotional and real. There are possible triggers here for those dealing with those issues. I think this article is amazing and truly thank her from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to run it for her. Last night I watched, ‘Amy’, a poignant …