Monthly Archives: September 2015

Delighted that my #YA novel extract is on @paragraphplanet

I am really pleased to have an extract of my YA novel ‘Akos Novus’ on @paragraphplanet today. The site publishes 75 words every day from all types of writers and all kinds of genres. Most writers use the 75 words to share their short ‘stories’ though the site also publishes novel extracts like mine. Here is a link to the site if you would like to see a new story everyday. They have an archive too so you could spend hours reading!logo4%20copy

Here is a link to Amazon if you would like to check out my novel.



A reader ‘got’ my novel!



I was absolutely delighted to read my first review of my YA novel ‘Akos Novus’. The dream review that any writer would want after baring your soul (years of work!) to the world and holding your breath to see if anyone reads it or even notices!

It was doubly exciting to see that this reader actually GOT what I was trying to say –  I feel that at least I’ve put my ideas across well and that is so rewarding. As most authors know – it’s not really about making money (too few sales yet to give up my day job) but about connecting with readers and sharing your work with an appreciative audience. If no=one else reads it at least I know one person has enjoyed it – what a feeling!



Recently Read -Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker

This is a much better review of ‘Take Off Your Pants!’ than I could write about this fantastic resource, one method that I hope will help me with my writing and motivation- thanks Rebecca!

Rebecca Bradley

Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker

Genre; Non-Fiction (Writing)

25126763When it comes to writing books, are you a “plotter” or a “pantser?” Is one method really better than the other?

In this instructional ebook, author Libbie Hawker explains the benefits and technique of planning a story before you begin to write. She’ll show you how to develop a foolproof character arc and plot, how to pace any book for a can’t-put-down reading experience, and how to ensure that your stories are complete and satisfying without wasting time or words.

Hawker’s outlining technique works no matter what genre you write, and no matter the age of your audience. If you want to improve your writing speed, increase your backlist, and ensure a quality book before you even write the first word, this is the how-to book for you.

Take off your pants! It’s time…

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