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Guest Post Spirit Vision 3: The Power of Mortals

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Please welcome Morgan Straughan Comnick to my blog today, author of “Spirit Vision 3: The Power of Mortals”. She talks about her editing process below. I’ll leave the word to her now. Thanks!

Guest Post: Polishing the Masterpiece

             The dream of publishing a book means you can hold a world you created in your hands.  You make your plot, characters, and setting from starch, kneading, watching for them to rise to their purpose, decorating them with a flavorful array of traits to make each one special, appetizing.  The common misconception is that once the daunting and tiresome work of completing a book is finished, then it will be published in a snap, out in the world as you prepare to fill sacks of money with your royalties, cracking open a soda in your lounge chair!  Whoa! Time to slow down partner! You may have a diamond, but all gems need to be dug out, unnecessary pieces chipped away, and polished to shining perfection fit for its destined owner. Your work is a treasure and although it can be irritating, the results of editing will help it be the showstopper it is meant to be.

 

            Edits take a lot of time and require you to accept you make mistakes and that others are going to point them out; this is a hard lesson to learn at first. At least there are three formal stages to edits in the publishing world:

·         #1. Mechanics- Back to basics to make sure your spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and such are all correct.

·         #2. Why?- Round #2 is where your editor gets picky and questions everything! This is to make sure your story flows, stays consistent, and that everything connects, makes sense. They are mentally also preparing you to know your work to its core for any tough critics.

·         #3. Final Polish- Round #3 is to read through everything and make sure nothing was missed before publication.

 

With edits, you are getting to the core of the story, the middle of the geode.  You see the potential, the value, but your fingers will get dirty as you dust off the grim. This process makes you learn about yourself as a writer and how you work together with your tools (your editor, publisher, and agent) and balance your artist license with criticism (good or bad).  It is backbreaking work, but remembering the diamond in the future and using these tips will help you get in the mind-set to show your book’s brilliance:

  • Constructive criticism is a good thing; it helps you grow, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to accept.
  • Sometimes, you have to ‘love it and kill it.’
  • You will always be editing: Before you submit, after you sign the contract, and after the book is published; you will always find something you can improve on
  • Editing is a TEAM effort between author and his/her key people.
  • Never lose yourself; you are the master of your story. 
  • Writer’s Block is an annoyance we cannot avoid as authors.  My publisher always tells me to try to write something, anything, then go to sleep and read it in the morning. 75% of the time, it is not as bad as I was letting my outlet/writer’s block let me see it. You can always edit and fix bad writing; you cannot grow from or fix a blank page.
  • Do your research! Especially for historical fiction and all non-fiction works.
  • Remember, you are making the story the best it can be for your characters, all the readers, and yourself; you can do it. You deserve it!
  • The editors know what they are doing, so push the ego away and at least listen, but also explain items they might have a misunderstanding about or explain why you did it that way. Again, team effort! No one is always right; not even women!


Thank you for having me! Go out there and shine bright like a diamond. 🙂

About the Book

spirit-vision-3-official-coverTitle: Spirit Vision 3: The Power of Mortals

Author: Morgan Straughan Comnick

Genre: Paranormal Romance

“You are the beacon of the Lord’s two worlds, but how can you protect them when you have lost your shining light?
When Stary Moon, the Spirit Warrior, awakes on the lunchroom floor of her school, battered and bloodied, she cannot recollect how she came to such a state.
Stary ignores the concerns of her best friends, Chloe, Rin, and Lauren, and continues to go on with her life, but no matter how normal her days and Spirit Warrior duties are, she feels a lingering sorrow like someone is missing from her life. Her friends discover some shocking truths about Stary and realize they’re the only ones who remembers Umbra—Stary’s boyfriend who has mysteriously gone missing. Stary’s universe crashes around her and the fate of the world rests on her shoulders. Her objective is clear, but when she leaves on this mission, there is no turning back, and she will lose one of her worlds—the mortal world of her family and friends, or the spiritual world of her duty and missing someone, for good. Still, Stary has a point to prove to this dark presence that is threatening to consume the planet: there is power from those one least expects, and Stary is prepared to risk everything on this claim.”

Author Bio

Educator of young minds by day, super nerdy savior of justice and cute things by night, Morgan Straughan Comnick has a love for turning the normal into something special without losing its essence. Morgan draws from real life experiences and her ongoing imagination to spark her writing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing goofy voices, traveling to new worlds by turning pages, humming child-like songs, and forcing people to smile with her “bubbliness.” It is Morgan’s mission in life to spread the amazement of otaku/Japanese culture to the world and to stop bullying; she knows everyone shines brightly.

To learn more visit at the following:

Website: http://morganscomnick.com

Facebook: bit.ly/MorganSComnick

Twitter: @MorganSComnick

Youtube Channel: Sakurastar07

 

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Author Interview Deliverance

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Have you been writing for a long time?

I have been writing since I was about 5 or six. As a child, I used to create stories on notebooks or on as many lose papers I could gather. I never wasted an opportunity to come up with something new. I enjoyed giving way to my overactive imagination and I can easily say that hasn’t changed much today.

At first, I wasn’t able to write much as at such a young age I hadn’t developed much of a wide vocabulary and I writing in generally was limited at that stage in my life. But I’m not something if not persistent.

What inspired you to start a writing career?

Honestly, I wouldn’t call it a career per se. It’s more of a hobby as I write whenever I have free time, which isn’t always more than an hour or so a day. But I started pursing writing because I wanted to write the kind of books I craved reading, and as the ideas continued to pile up, it prompted me to move on from jotting down notes on paper and to work on my first manuscript.

Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series?  

Deliverance was originally intended as a stand-alone, and I ended it with no cliffhanger as I had had no intention of writing a sequel. I believe readers will be happy with the way things unfold and should they decided they want to stop there, they don’t have to move on past the first book.

Why did you choose this genre?

Paranormal/Young Adult/New Adult are my favorite genres. I love things that go bump in the night, and combining my love for the supernatural with other genres makes the experience that much enjoyable for me as an author.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Never give up on your dream. It may take a while to get where you want to be, but strive to make your dream come true. Do plenty of research. Trust yourself. Be confident in your style of writing.

About the Book

Deliverance.EbookTitle: Deliverance

Author: Kristy Centeno

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal

He’s been locked away his entire life.

He dreams of freedom.

The only way he can accomplish his goals is by breaking free of the chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s one catch. He’s not human.

And he’s never set foot outside his jail.

Devoted to saving his peers as well as his own life, he sets out to find the one person that can help him achieve his objectives. He knows where she will be and what she will look like, but what he doesn’t anticipate is the fact he finds himself caring for the girl whose life he’s put at risk, more and more each day.

He has no name.

He has only known hatred and violence before her.

However, she will teach him to have faith in humanity, even if she can’t trust him.

Together they will embark on a journey to bring down a corrupt system responsible for the loss of many innocent lives. But when he finds his feelings compromised, can he still move on knowing that doing so will put an end to the life she once knew? How far is he willing to go to be free?

Author Bio

KristyCenteno - Final LogoKristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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Author Interview Mirror, Mirror

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Have you been writing for a long time? 

Haha, funny question. Technically, yes. I’ve been writing since elementary school. I even have a short story I wrote in middle school tucked under my bed. It’s hand written on a spiral notebook, and it’s about a girl, a guy, and a horse. And get your mind out of the gutter, because I was only twelve when I wrote it! 

The answer you’re probably looking for is since 2009. I stopped writing when I was in college and discovered partying as a hobby. That eventually led to meeting my husband, which led to having kids, which led to a whole lot of focus on things other than writing. And then the recession hit in 2009 and I found myself jobless, with no employment prospects whatsoever, and an utterly overwhelming urge to write. So I picked it up again and wrote probably two dozen books in some capacity before I returned to a day job in 2010. Now, I write with every free minute I have, which means I don’t get nearly as many words written anymore.  

 

What inspired you to start a writing career? 

I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I graduated with a liberal arts degree because I had no clue what I wanted to do with myself and for some reason convinced myself writing was not a real career. Now that I’ve rediscovered my passion, I only wish it could be my sole career.  

 

Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series?   

MIRROR, MIRROR is a stand-alone novella, although I have been toying with writing stories for some of the other characters in the book. It’s a great example of my writing style, though, so if you enjoy reading it, you’ll probably like my other books. 

 

Why did you choose this genre? 

I write both contemporary and paranormal romance, and can easily flip back and forth between the two. Writing MIRROR, MIRROR was like writing both genres at the same time. The magic is reasonably subtle, so a contemporary fan could pick it up and enjoy it for what it is: a saucy, funny romance. 

 

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? 

Edit, edit, edit. If you’re going to go the self-publishing route, you need to buck up the upfront cash to ensure your book is quality enough to be published. It’s far too easy to self-publish these days, and if you do so without turning it into a professional book first, it will be reflected in your reviews. And there are a lot of readers like myself who always look at reviews before buying (even a free read), and if I see a single one that indicates the editing isn’t up to snuff, it’s a hard pass for me.

About the Book

Young girl in a white dressTitle: Mirror, Mirror

Author: Tami Lund

Genre: Paranormal

Adelle Hendrix doesn’t believe in hocus pocus. She doesn’t believe in happily ever after, either. So when she sees her best friend, Ben Jackson, in a supposedly enchanted mirror, she decides she’s not the crazy one, the loony old gypsy woman who showed her the mirror is.

Except that crazy old woman won’t leave her alone, and the more frequently she and her jack-o-lantern with the ever-changing carved faces show up, the more Adelle begins to wonder… Are she and Ben meant to be more than friends?

This book is not meant to be read by readers who are looking for a serious, boring read with a tragic ending. Only fans of funny and everlasting romance should pick this one up.

Author Bio

Tami Lund Headshot 2014Tami Lund writes. And drinks wine. She also loves romance, and is writing happily ever afters, one book at a time.

Tami writes paranormal and contemporary romance, often with a dose of suspense. Chances are, there is a new book coming out soon. Be sure to stalk her on social media, so you know when.

And most important, if you enjoyed one of Tami’s books, please let other readers know by leaving a review on the site from which you bought it. Otherwise, how will they know which book to read next?

Social Media Links:

Tami’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTamiLund?ref=hl

Tami’s started a Facebook group, which highlights a different author each month, and is designed to give readers a chance to get to know authors, not just get the “hard sell:” https://www.facebook.com/groups/WineWithTami/

Follow Tami on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamiLundAuthor

Enjoy Tami’s visual inspiration on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/TamiLundAuthor/

And if you want to keep up with the latest and greatest, signup for Tami’s monthly newsletter: http://www.subscribepage.com/Tami_Lund

If you follow Tami’s Amazon author page, you’ll get an email when a new book releases: Amazon Author Page

Website (there’s a free read available only here, oh, and she blogs here, too!): http://tamilund.com

Oh, yeah, Instagram, too: https://instagram.com/tamilundauthor/

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Release Blitz Twisted Stars

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All I can see are flashes, colors and shapes…

It’s difficult to tell what’s happening. I’m in a haze. I can feel my body being pushed around like a limp rag doll.

Suddenly I’m lying on something cold and hard. My arms and legs are strapped down, then my head.

The clean prick of a hypodermic needle at the top of my spine.

Icy liquid rushing through my veins.

My back jerking off the table out of my control.

The cold pain escalates, becoming unbearable. My head feels like its being torn apart from the inside out. I strain against the straps holding me down. My bones feel like they are breaking into a million tiny pieces and then reforming again, my skin stings and itches. I pull against my restraints again, but I can’t break free.

The shapes and colors around me suddenly become frighteningly clear. My mother stands beside me, uncaring as she watches my pain, my father right beside her, his face as blank as hers.

The agony surges until my entire body is affected. The icy liquid, making my veins ache. My back arches off the table again, snapping the restraints tight. I cry out, but no one helps me.

I’m alone.

“What have you done to me?” I shout hoarsely before the darkness consumes me and I slip into peaceful unconsciousness.

When I wake I feel different. My body doesn’t feel like my own. My senses are dramatically enhanced and I feel strength surge through my muscles. I pull hard against my restraints and they break. I look down at myself and nearly scream.

What have they done?

I leap onto the first person I see, my jaws sinking into his throat. His terrified face screams soundlessly up at me. I don’t care. I rip my fangs from his throat and he drops to the ground, dead.

I swing around looking for a new victim. Something solid hits me hard on the back of the head—I go down, hitting the tiles with a thump.

The darkness consumes me once again.

When I come to again, I’m lying in a damp puddle on the floor. I feel a little dazed.

What happened? Was it all a dream?

I slowly lift myself off the wet tiles and glance down. My body is back to normal, at least. The color of the floor catches my eye. Red, blood red. Someone is screaming. I look around. My father is lying motionless on the floor, covered in blood. My mother is kneeling over him, tears falling down her face as she stares at me, horrified.

But they did this to me…

About the Book

Twisted StarsTitle: Twisted Stars

Author: Dannielle Wicks

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Ashlee Reynolds couldn’t be more ordinary…

While most college freshmen are partying and going on wild adventures, nineteen-year-old Ashlee just goes to classes, works, and hangs out with friends. It’d be nice to have some excitement in her life—or even better, a little romance. When her wish comes true, a midnight rendezvous lands her in the hospital…

There was this boy. Isn’t that how every spiralling downhill story begins? It’s a little strange he wants to meet her on the edge of the woods at night, but she did want to spice things up, and an unconventional date is the perfect ingredient. But when he stands her up, leaving her alone in the dark, she’s attacked by a wild animal. The next day, Ashlee wakes up in the hospital, dazed, confused, and convinced she’s gone crazy.

When strange things begin to happen, she meets Jayden Ross, who brings crazy to a whole new level…

After her seemingly random attack, other beasts of the feline and canine variety are drawn to her—and we’re not talking housecats and lapdogs. When Ashlee bumps into Jayden on campus, her immediate attraction tempts her to get closer, but he wants nothing to do with her—until he realizes she’s had an encounter with one of the others.

Ashlee learns Jayden isn’t entirely human, and nothing is what is seems.

On the run and fighting for their lives, Ashlee and Jayden weave their way through a world of powerful corporations and their secret experiments, all of which revolve around Jayden’s past—and possibly, their future.

Author Bio

DannielleWicksDannielle Wicks is the author of the Hardest Mistakes series (Broken Sunrise, Book 3, coming soon) and the Reaper Mini-Series.

Dannielle lives in Kingaroy, Australia, with her fiance, 3 dogs and a bird named Torak. Since deciding never to become an adult, she has engrossed herself in the amazing world of young adult fiction and an unusual amount of TV. She adores Disney movies and cant get enough of classic fairy tales. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found sneaking a chocolate from the fridge.

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Cover Reveal Golden Dawn

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Title: Golden Dawn

Author: Aldrea Alien

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Family and blood.

After 1100 years, these simple words mean everything to Herald. His life has been ruled by keeping his siblings safe, keeping them from becoming prey whilst feeding on the weaker. His failures have been many and measured by those he has lost. People like his twin brother.

There has always been another enemy.

Just who the enemy is comes into question when Herald meets the dangerous, angelic creature he is to guard. Wondering where his true loyalties lie is a dangerous thought. No matter whether he chooses family over the heart, it will mean death.

Only the right choice will ensure the life taken is not his.

Author Bio

Born and raised in New Zealand, Aldrea Alien lives on a small farm with her family, including a menagerie of animals, most of which are convinced they’re just as human as the next person. Especially the cats.

She discovered a love of crafting other worlds at the age of twelve when she first conceived the idea of The Rogue King. Since that that fateful day, she hasn’t found an ounce of peace from the characters plaguing her mind, all of them clamouring for her to tell their story first.

It’s a lot of people for one head.

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Cover Reveal Party Whereafter

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About the Book

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Publication Date: March 15, 2016

Publisher: Mictlan Press

Number of Pages: 345

Genre: Paranormal / Contemporary Fantasy

Stuck on an island encircled by fire and hunted by shadows bent on trapping them there forever, Irene and Andras struggle to hold onto the last vestiges of their physical selves, without which they can never return to the land of the living. But it’s not just external forces they’ll have to fight as the pair grow to realize they have different goals. Irene still clings to the hope that she can somehow return to her old life—the one she had before she died—while Andras would be only too glad to embrace oblivion.

Meanwhile, Jonah desperately searches for a way to cross over to the other side, even if doing so means his death. His crossing over, however, is the one thing that could destroy Irene’s chances of returning home.

Too many obstacles, too many people to save, and the thing Irene most desperately wants—to return to her old life—seems farther away than ever. Only one thing is clear: moving on will require making a terrible sacrifice.

About the Author

Terri Bruce has been making up adventure stories for as long as she can remember and won her first writing award when she was twelve. Like Anne Shirley, she prefers to make people cry rather than laugh, but is happy if she can do either. She produces fantasy and adventure stories from a haunted house in New England where she lives with her husband and three cats.

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Email: tbruce@terribruce.net

Website/Blog: www.terribruce.net

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/TerriBruce

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Andras grunted, the sound filled with suspicion. Irene bent down to tie her shoelace, as much to avoid eye contact as anything. When she straightened up, something in the distance caught her eye, shimmering like a mirage. She squinted, not sure she was really seeing what she thought she saw.

“You know, now might be a good time for you to tell me what it was like to live in a castle,” she said.

Andras shook his head, sadly, as if Irene had disappointed him. “You cling too much to the past. Forget the trappings of life. Free your mind from these longings, and so, free your soul. Only then will we be able to escape these shackles and enter Heaven to rest at the side of God.”

Why did he always have to argue about everything? “For God’s sake,” she said, exasperated, “just answer the question!”

“Wherefore?”

Irene pointed to the hulking structure in the distance. “Because,” she said as Andras whirled around to see what she was pointing at, “correct me if I’m wrong, but that looks like a castle.”

“Wow!” Irene said, her eyes roving over the dark, crenellated structure hulking in the far distance. It gleamed dully, the color of burnt blood in a fading afternoon sun. “What the hell do you think that is?”

Andras grunted. “As you said—Hell.”

Irene frowned at him, but her lips quirked in amusement. “Why do you have to be so negative? It could just as easily be Heaven. God is supposed to live in a palace, right—the whole ‘my father’s house has many rooms’ thing? A castle is just a type of palace.”

Andras gave her a dry look. “Does that look like Heaven?”

Irene was on the verge of agreeing that the castle did not in any way look how she imagined Heaven when it shimmered, as if the fading sunlight had been redirected by mirrors. Light rippled across the castle’s surface and the dull, dark, burnt-blood color transformed into gleaming, bright, silver-white. Crisp white pennants flapped from the corners as if whipped by wind. Irene thought she could hear them snapping crisply.

Irene looked at Andras, and he looked at her. His expression made it clear that he had seen the same transformation she had. It was as if the building was trying to trick them into coming closer.

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Guest Post Shadow People Tour

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I’m hosting a guest post today by Alec John Belle, the talented author of “Shadow People”, a YA paranormal novel.

10 Tips For Becoming A Better Writer

Because I became an author at such a young age, many of my friends and readers want to know tips on how to become a better writer. Over the last year, I’ve learned many important things that I’d like to share.

1. No writer is perfect.

This is a concept that was always a bit hard for me to accept, because I have struggled with perfectionism a lot for most of my teenage years. Once I was able to accept that no writer can be perfect, it made writing a lot more fun. As you write, you’ll find that your skills will grow along with you. Readers have definitely noticed changes from my first book to my third.

2. Keep improving your craft.

This sort of goes hand-in-hand with #1. While you need to write as much as you can, try challenging yourself to do things differently. Write shorter sentences. Try using bigger words (but not too big, because then it’s really noticeable and clutters your work). Try playing around with more metaphors, personification, and other figurative language. As you write, you’ll find what writing style works for you.

3. Don’t listen to the myths.

One of the biggest writing myths I always hear is that books should take a year or longer to write. There are many authors who do not take a year to write a book, and some can even write a book in a month. Another myth is that you need to plot before you write, and that’s not always true. You write at your own speed. You plot if you WANT to plot. Don’t fall into the traps of myths, because when you do, you’ll feel as though you’re doing something wrong. Writing is an art, and you do whatever you need to do without following a specific step-by-step rule book.

4. Write what you want to write.

This may sound obvious, but it’s the truest thing I can say. Write that you’re comfortable with and don’t try to write something just because it’s “in.” If you’re not fully engaged with your story, it will never be as good as you want. Follow your heart. Write what you love.

5. Don’t be afraid.

When I wrote my debut novel, Before I Break, I was absolutely terrified of writing it. It was a story that I knew needed to be told, but didn’t want to deal with the pressures of outside forces telling me I was wrong and causing controversy among readers. Thankfully, my family pushed me to write the book, and I am still very proud of it to this day. A lot of times, banned books turn out to be the best books. There’s a reason for that.

6. Don’t focus on word count.

Obviously word count is important when writing a book, but it’s not what is most important whatsoever. Sure, if you’re looking to go the traditional publishing route, you’ll want to stick to guidelines as much as possible, because agents are picky. But if you’re self-publishing or are with a hybrid publisher or small press, it’s not that important. Write as much as you need to, whether it’s 50,000 words or 120,000 words. It’s all up to you.

7. Don’t think traditional publishing is the only option.

When I started writing, I attempted to find an agent. After getting a ton of rejections (some quite rude), I decided to look elsewhere. I discovered the world of self-publishing and realized there are some truly amazing indie authors out there. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do it much longer due to financial reasons and discovered Booktrope, a hybrid publisher. There are so many options out there. If you want your book out there, you can make it happen. Don’t limit yourself to one place.

8. Do let other people read your work (and accept criticism).

When you’ve finished a draft, good chances are you’re going to think your book is the best thing that’s ever been written. When you allow other people to read your work, it allows you to have the opportunity to hear things from a reader’s perspective (someone who isn’t so attached to the book and would catch potential problems). These people are not your editors, but rather friends, family, and other writers who can give you the type of criticism you need to make your work better. Often times, writers want someone to pat them on the back and tell them how perfect the book is. But the truth is, what good is that if it’s not true? In no way am I saying your book is going to suck, and in fact, it might be really good. But every writer needs feedback and every writer, no matter how good, is not perfect (see #1). These people will help you realize the mistakes in your work and will help make it better, and believe me, you want it to be the best that it can be.

9. Edit, edit, and edit some more.

After it’s been critiqued, it’s time to tear through that manuscript. Rip it apart (not literally, although if you do, I suggest you have another copy saved on your computer). Rearrange things, insert new scenes, take out the unnecessary stuff, etc. This will better your writing in the end and applies for all kinds of writing, not just for novels. Once you’ve done that, you can polish it up with revisions. Note: You as the writer should do some of your own editing, but you can’t edit it all. It’s impossible for a writer to edit their own work. Believe me, they’ll all tell you the same thing. You need a professional editor (not a teacher or your mom) who probably has a degree of some kind. Yes, it may be costly, unless you go the traditional publishing or hybrid publishing route, but it’s definitely worth it.

10. Read more.

Reading is what helped me become a better writer. It wasn’t an English class. It wasn’t an editor. It was reading. Reading opened my mind as to how quotations worked, how sentences should be structured, and also showed the the “five sentence” paragraph rule doesn’t really apply in fiction. It showed me that writing can be whatever I want it to be, but grammar, sentence structuring, quotations, etc. are all an important part of writing. The more you read, the better writer you’ll become. If you take any of my advice, I hope this is the one, as this is what helped me the most. Reading and writing go hand in hand, and it takes a reader to be a writer.

About the Book

ShadowpeopleTitle: Shadow People

Author: Alec John Belle

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Heather Hawkins, a newly changed Monster Hunter, thought life couldn’t get any more complicated after the incident at the tower one week ago. With Kadin gone, she thinks life will finally go back to the way it should be. Until The Council calls a meeting for her and Hayden to discuss the incident. Hayden Williams is released from the hospital and wants to put all of the things he saw that night to the back of his mind. When The Council decides to meet with him, his hope is that he can get it done and over with so he can finally move on with his life. That doesn’t happen when he realizes his family has a big secret; one that he is very much a part of. Other forces against the Monster Hunters have different plans. Heather, Hayden, and their friends start unraveling the truth about the world they live in, and dangers are lurking in the shadows. A danger that could lead them all to their demise. In the second book in this paranormal young adult series, secrets will be revealed, and enemies will join hands, leaving you with an ending that no one could see coming.

Author Bio

Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes paranormal and contemporary young adult, but often blends real social issues into his paranormal works. Alec can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

 

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