A lot of the time, we don’t think to stop and write a book review when we’ve finished reading—I didn’t use to—but, there are many good reasons to do so! Let’a jump right in and talk about them! They Really Help Authors’ Rankings Reviews are very important for authors! They help boost the rankings of... Continue Reading →
A little while ago, we talked about my favourite parts of the writing process, so now it’s time for my least favourites! These are in no particular order—let’s dive right in! #1: Most of Editing As much as some parts were fun, most of editing was torture. I didn’t mind the content editing as much,... Continue Reading →
I’ve had a couple people ask me about this one recently, so I thought I would reshare it with you!
Last week I talked about the future, so I figured that it’s only natural to talk about the past this week. These are my five most important tips for writing the past, so let’s get started!
#1: Do Make The Speech Robotic
I notice this a lot in historical fiction, and it really takes away from the book. Contractions and slang are not new by any means, nor are differences between how individuals speak. English in the past isn’t just a monotone version of English today. It is technically classified as the same language, but when writing, you can consider it another dialect. Think about how different U.S., Canada, and England vary in their use of English today. There are different contractions, slang, and accents, even within these countries. Writing in the past is similar, though depending on how far back you go, there can be many more differences…
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Hey, everybody! Now that OUTLIERS is out, I wanted to share my top five favourite parts of the writing process! These are in no particular order—let’s get started! #1: Outlining Yes, yes, I know. Cue the gasps of shock and disbelief. But, I actually love outlining. It really gets me excited about all my ideas... Continue Reading →
That's right! My novel, "Outliers" launched on the 25th! The launch went wonderfully, and it was great to see so many people there! I really appreciate the support of everybody who pre-ordered, bought a copy the day of, or came out to celebrate! Congratulations to all of the pre-sale and launch giveaway winners--I've emailed you... Continue Reading →
That's right! Only a week until OUTLIERS will be released, and we're having a party! If you live near Burlington, ON, please come out and celebrate! There will be books available, free signatures, readings, and awesome giveaways! If you aren't near Burlington, but still want to get in on the giveaway action, you can still... Continue Reading →
Hey, everybody! As this is posted, I am currently on vacation in Greece, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about the importance of gaining life experiences for writers. Before we start though, just a quick reminder that the cover reveal and pre-sale giveaways for OUTLIERS will be running until August... Continue Reading →
Hey, everybody! Now that OUTLIERS is getting so close to its release, I figured it's time you get better introduced to the main characters! I'll be telling you a bit about the three, and including teaser quotes for each! Renee You guys already know Renee a bit from the Q & A! Renee is the protagonist in... Continue Reading →
That's right! OUTLIERS is finally available for pre-sale! You will be able to pre-order on Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and more! To celebrate, I'm doing another giveaway--and if you haven't entered already, my cover reveal giveaway is going on until the launch on August 25! This time around, when you pre-buy OUTLIERS you can win one... Continue Reading →