Ten Commandments of Self Publishing your indie book: Laws 1, 2, and 3 – Platform, beta readers and a good editor

I recently published my book SHADOW OF WRATH on Amazon and for all those interested, I’d be delighted if you have a peek at it over┬áHERE. No need to buy (unless you want… Continue reading

What Are Some of the Best First Lines in Teen Fiction?

What are some of the best first lines in teen fiction? “Start off with a bang” they always say, and how true that is. When I’m at a store browsing through books, there… Continue reading

What Makes A Good Teen Fiction Character?

What makes a good teen fiction character? Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games, pictured left), Harry Potter, Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game): Three of my favorite characters in teen fiction. Why is it that I… Continue reading

Why Are These Teen Fiction Book Covers So Popular? Pt 3.

So over the past two posts, I analyzed several teen fiction book covers. Are there any noticeable trends? Let’s take a look at the results shall we? [Related: Why Are These Teen Fiction… Continue reading

Why Are These Teen Fiction Book Covers So Popular Pt 2?

Welcome to part 2 of my examination of popular young adult fiction book covers, where I try and deduce the key to their popularity. [Related: Why Are These Teen Fiction Book Covers So… Continue reading

Why Are These Teen Fiction Book Covers So Popular? Pt. 1

Why are these teen fiction book covers so popular? They always say ‘never judge a book by its cover.’ But guess what? Sometimes you need a great cover to sell your book, especially… Continue reading

What are The Top Books On Writing?

This blog post will introduce you to three of the best books on writing that will help you hone your skills. Whether you decide to do traditional publishing (i.e. find an agent who… Continue reading

Fantasy Artwork Writing Prompts – The Women Collection Pt.2

Here are some more fantastic images for some inspiration. Let your creative fantasy and science fiction writing flow. Enjoy! Disclaimer: These images are for personal use only and not for commercial use. I… Continue reading

Fantasy Artwork Writing Prompts – The Women Collection Pt.1

We’ve all heard the saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ It’s true! Sometimes artwork inspire us to write amazing stories around beautiful pieces. It’s the very thing we need to kick… Continue reading

Overused Gimmicks and Cliche’s in Writing

Writing gimmicks and cliches makes any new author look amateurish. Hell, I’ve fallen into that trap myself a few times while I was writing my new Dystopian/Urban Fantasy book Shadow of Wrath. Thank… Continue reading