Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, dedicated to spotlighting upcoming releases. This week's selection is the first installment in a quartet by one of my favourite writers, Susan Dennard: (on a sidenote, isn't that an absolutely beautiful cover?) Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #1) Summary from Goodreads: On … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Truthwitch
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all-time favourite authors. Aside from the obvious problem of distilling more than two decades' worth of reading into only ten favourite authors, as I've thought about this post I've realised there are, broadly-speaking, two different ways in … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Authors
To start things off, here's Jamie Todd Rubin's post on finding the time to write. I find that a lot of posts on this topic tend towards the sanctimonious ("If it's important to you, you find the time") or the obvious ("Turn off the TV"). It's rare to find a post on the topic that actually … Continue reading Literary Linking 04/04/15
Ah, the comparison. Like its sibling, the quotation from the famous author, no book cover is complete without some variation upon the phrase, "For fans of", invariably followed by the names of one or two bestsellers. It's an obvious marketing tactic that's probably very good at selling to people who read less often than they'd like … Continue reading Do you find comparisons in book marketing helpful?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's TTT calls for All Time Favourite Books from the past three years. A lot of my favourites are series, so I'm going to lump each of them together or I'll list three trilogies and already be at nine books. … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – All-Time Favourites
As I've mentioned, I've been reading about writing productivity recently, as well as general strategies for improving the quality of one's writing. One of the things I've stumbled upon is Rachel Aaron's post on how she went from writing 2000 words a day to 10 000 words a day. As she states in her post, … Continue reading Rachel Aaron’s From 2k to 10k
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I did a lot of reading on writing habits and writing productivity. Two-and-a-half years ago I posted about how I was noticing the benefits of a daily writing habit and yet I still haven't really made daily writing a long-term thing. I've managed it for a few weeks … Continue reading The Importance of Routine