Sea of Strangers is the second book in The Ryogan Chronicles by Erica Cameron. This second book is what you would expect from a middle novel: filled with fast-paced adventure. With danger lurking at every turn and racing against time, this book was filled with high stakes and an immense plot.
This is the second book in The Ryogan Chronicles, so if you would like to read my review of the first book, Island of Exiles, please click here.
This is a spoiler-free review of Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. This is a spectacular fantasy with hints of Vikings flair, filled with a strong, empowering girl.
I received a copy of this book thanks to Wednesday Books! All comments and thoughts are my own.
This is a spoiler-free review of Wicked Charm by Amber Hart. This is a vivid mystery that will have a reader hooked from start to finish. The lush Georgia setting and the horrors of missing girls as well as a budding romance created a fantastic story.
I received this copy of Wicked Charm thanks to Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review on my stop of the blog tour. Thank you, Chapter by Chapter!
This is a spoiler-free review of By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell. Le Grand Carnival Fantastic is a circus bound together by a charm and a curse, and when Emmaline King goes to the circus, she isn’t expecting to kiss a mysterious boy who propels her into a curse.
I received this early copy of By a Charm and a Curse through NetGalley thanks to Entangled Publishing / Entangled Teen.
Before you hop into your writing, it’s important to know what Narrative Structure is in literature. This is the basis for how your story gets from Point A to Point B. Knowing narrative structure can help make sure every scene in your narrative serves it’s purpose.
One of my favorite things in writing is crafting beautiful dialogue. When I started writing, I often found myself overusing dialogue tags rather than using cues (more on the difference later). It’s fun to find new ways to say “said / says”, but it’s not always necessary. To kick off WTFYC, I’ll be giving a short lesson on the difference between tags and cues. Continue reading
This is a spoiler-free review. The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia follows the intertwining stories of love of Hector, Antonina, and Valérie. This love story, however, isn’t all roses and happiness. It is filled with gripping emotions and leaves a reader wondering what love truly is.
Welcome to Writing Tips for YOUR Craft. To make things easier, we’ll shorten that large title to a simple acronym, WTFYC.
Here are WTFYC I will share new tips every week to help you with your craft. We’ll cover a plethora of topics in different depths, including world-building, dialogue, character building, descriptions, metaphors, and more. Truly, the possibilities are endless.
Each “lesson” will have a short challenge at the end for you to optionally participate in to test what you’ve learned. These challenges are usually quite short and will take only a few minutes to complete. I want to keep things simple!
Here on WTFYC, I will also be inviting different writers and industry professionals to participate in lessons, giving their best tips for you. This is all about improving your skills.
While this isn’t guaranteed to make you the next online sensation or NYT Bestseller, the hope is you will finish each lesson having learned something new. WTFYC is focused purely on writing. With anything, improvement comes with practice.
WTFYC is a fun group of lessons that will be cross posted on my Wattpad and personal blog. While you’re participating, feeling free to use the hashtag #WTFYC on social media. The more the merrier!
Buckle up and settle in, because we’re about to have a lot of fun.
I had the opportunity to interview Donna Migliaccio about her newest release Fiskur. I was able to ask her more about her writing process for Fiskur and get the inside scoop on the book!