Saturday, 30 April 2016

Camp NaNoWriMo Round Up!

Since I have been so incredibly inactive in the blogging world for the month of April I thought I should write up an update post about what has been going on. If you follow me on twitter you probably know what I've been up to but, if not, I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo this month!

If you do not know what Camp NaNoWriMo is all about, it is a part of the National Novel Writing Month initiative. Every November, aspiring authors pledge to write fifty thousand words in 30 days on their writing project(s), and as stressful an experience as it is, it is an amazing cause that has originated a great amount of books and gives thousands of people that last push they need to finish their novels and an incredibly supportive community. If you would like to know more about NaNo click here, and do consider donating if you have that possibility.

Camp has a very similar premise to the November NaNoWriMo, but it runs every April and July and instead of having the strict 50k goal, everyone can set their own word count target! It also has more of a community feel to it, as writers can join cabins and connect with other people from all over the world.

Monday, 18 April 2016

'Paper Hearts' Blog Tour - Publishing Tips and Giveaway!

I am really excited to bring you today's blog post since it is about a series that I am loving at the moment: the 'Paper Hearts' trilogy by Beth Revis! With the pressure that April brings for us Camp NaNoWriMo participants (and writing in general provides all year round) it's always good to have a good writing advice book to turn to when that inevitable writer's block hits, and 'Paper Hearts' surely does the trick. If you would like to read my thoughts on Volume 1, here is my review!

For today's stop on the tour Beth shares with us some advice on a step that most writers dread: querying. After all the time, research (and, more often than not, tears) put into completing a draft, trying to convince someone of how awesome your manuscript is in only one page can be quite daunting.

What should you do then, before tackling that submission period?

Thursday, 14 April 2016

'American Psycho', by Bret Easton Ellis

Title: American Psycho
Author(s): Bret Easton Ellis
Release Date: March 1991
Publisher: Random House
Genre: Literary Fiction
Source: Bought

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated, intelligent. He works by day on Wall Street earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. His nights he spends in ways we cannot begin to fathom. He is twenty-six years old and living his own American Dream.


Saturday, 2 April 2016

March Wrap Up

The month of March was one of inconsistent reading. For the first two weeks I was reading about a book every two days, but then after that nothing felt quite right and I gave up on a couple of books. Still, ten books is quite a good number for me!