Author. Artist. Gamer. Nerd. Today’s Writer Wednesday guest is the talented EJ Fisch, author of the Ziva Payvan sci-fi series. Read on for more about her books and what she’s been up to lately!
September was a moderate reading month for me, with six books finished. But they were good books – a mix of indies and blockbusters and a historical fiction that blew me away. Read on to see what I read and what I thought!
On Monday, I talked about the recently-released NA fantasy novel, Oak & Mistletoe. Today, I get to introduce you to the wonderful author, JZN McCauley! Below, she talks about writing, researching, and what she’s working on now. After reading, make sure you check out her book, which is now available!
Indie review #2 this month goes to Oak & Mistletoe by JZN McCauley, which is scheduled for release tomorrow. The first in a series, it follows the Green siblings to Ireland, where they get into all kinds of trouble. See below for my mini-review, and the pre-order link, and make sure you stop back by on Wednesday for my Q&A with the author!
On Monday, I talked about one of my recent reads, A Bond of Venom & Magic by Karen Tomlinson. Today I am so excited to have her here on Writer Wednesday to talk about her debut novel, and to pick her brain about world-building. Finally, don’t forget to join Karen and other great authors at the release party on Facebook.
October is going to be a fun month! I have features with four amazing indie authors, and the book reviews to go along with them. First up is Karen Tomlinson, whose debut book, A Bond of Venom & Magic, comes out on October 14th. I had the pleasure of reading an ARC, and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you.
Today’s featured writer is a freelance author and an up-and-coming novelist. Make sure you check out her companion post, Top 5 Tips from an Editor, and sign up to get updates from her blog for more great tips and tricks. Below, she talks about her writing process, NaNoWriMo, and her recently-completed fantasy novel, Beacon of Hope. Read on!
I recently had the pleasure to interview Judy Mohr from Black Wolf Editorial for Writer Wednesday. On her blog, she has a section dedicated to Tips & Tricks from the Editor. I asked her for her top five tips to authors working on editing their manuscripts, and liked them so much that I’m giving them their own post. Enjoy, and make sure you come back on Wednesday for her author feature!
Today’s writer is a mom, a movie buff, a former bodybuilder, and an author. Cindy Dorminy’s debut, Tuned Into You, is out now. Read her Q&A below, and make sure you check out her book and follow her on social media. All the links you need are below!
There is very little that is harder for a writer than letting someone else read their perceived masterpiece. The first person to typically look at a manuscript is a beta reader, or someone who reads it over with the intent of carving out plot holes and inconsistencies, among other big-picture issues.
Earlier this year, I offered my services as a beta reader in a Goodreads group, and have since beta read approximately 10 manuscripts, and multiple drafts of some. I’ve read everything from a memoir-style contemporary to a science fiction fairy tale retelling to an urban fantasy with a touch of mythology. If you’re interested in being a beta reader, take a look at my tips below before you get started.