Hey, everybody! Have you read “In The After” by Lunetta yet? You need to if you love dystopian! I’ve raved on social media already, but I think it deserves a blog review! Both this book and it’s sequel are extremely gripping, and at the same time very unique to each other! The characters are real... Continue Reading →
I had the pleasure to work with G.J. Stevens on this interview!
Today I’m with Canadian S.M. Pearce as we talk about her experience of writing and releasing her debut YA dystopian novel Outliers whilst still at high school.
Firstly many congratulations on publishing. You were sixteen when Outliers went to print, releasing on 25th August this year and you’re still only seventeen now. Your list of interests and activities is as long as your arm, with still being at high school, tutoring your fellow students, blogging, swimming, drawing and painting.
Do you think you’ve had to give up anything because of the amount of work it takes to get a novel released?
I suppose I have, but nothing I’d really regret. Mostly “extras” like T.V. and things like that, although once editing hit there were a couple of months where I didn’t really get out of the house. One thing might be that because I spent so much…
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Hey, everybody! I’m making a slight change to this blog. I’m still going to post lots of writerly advice and experiences, but I’ve decided to broaden things up a little! I’ll be posting some book reviews I really want to share, doing more writing and reading tags, and overall just adding a bit more variety... Continue Reading →
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 →