The first chapter has to be so good, so catchy, so perfect, it becomes this giant daunting task to undertake.
Building an historicaly acurate world is no piece of chocolate cake with creamy chocolate icing. Hou, but chocolate cake with creamy chocolate icing... Anyway, back to the struggle at hand. I started the research for an histoire fantastique while finishing *struggling with the the tween novel title*, I have been working on from January to … Lire la suite de Writing tips: On struggling to get started with a new story
When your doing research about writing a book, it seems like we have to write a novel in 3 months. I totally did it, by the way. Wrote a novel in 3 months. It's a middle-grade/tweens novel, 52 000 words long, or it will be when I am done with the second rounds of revisions. … Lire la suite de How to write a novel in 3 months Wait, but… why?
Let me catch my breath What a fast pace novel, that one. Sooo fast, I'm glad I purchased #1 and #2 at the same time. It's a good book, perfect for kids and tweens who actually don't like to read or find it a long, boring, pointless exercise. You ain't gonna have time to be … Lire la suite de Book of the week: Mortal Engines
The Muse is super fun to hang out with, but since she has many places to be... For years, I would only write at night, after school. Then, I would only write in the early morning, before work. After my baby finally started to sleep through the night, at 15 months (if you are curious, … Lire la suite de How to Master the Writing Routine
That book rocked my writing world too! I am so so glad to have taken the time to read it.
Here's 3 tips that served me well over the years, and some bonus thoughts on this "how to write"!
With Brightly Burning, I took such a risk. And I am so very frexing happy I did!
it is late in my short five years career as a bookshop girl that I was introduced to the Smurfette Principle.
Most of the time, great books finds me more then I find them. Sometimes, they find me ahead of time, when I'm not entirely ready to read them. A great example would be the excellent The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. How do I know its an excellent book if I haven't read it yet, yet … Lire la suite de Book of the week : I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts about being a woman