Posted in Discussion, Epic Fantasy, NaNoWriMo, Other Posts, Science Fiction, Writing, Young Adult

From Sci-Fi to Epic Fantasy

Hello, everybody!

For nearly four years now, I’ve been seriously working on my own writing projects, including NaNoWriMo and several other novels. However, not until now have I come to the understanding that I am primarily a Young Adult Science Fiction writer and that I hardly write anything else.

That is, until I started writing an Epic Fantasy (or high fantasy, whichever you prefer) novel this spring. I didn’t really think about it, I just wanted to jump into it and complete my all-time wish to write a novel with a great huge story.

But as it turns out, Sci-Fi and Epic Fantasy are two very different genres to write. So what did I understand after writing the first few chapters?

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Levender by Leslye Walton | Review

22774988The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Published by Walker Books Ltd,
Young Adult Magical Realism Novel,
300 pages, paperback,
Finished on 11th of June, 2016
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Love makes us such fools…

Pain in love appears to be a Roux family birthright, and for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her inheritance.

Longing to fit in with her peers, Ava ventures away from home, ill-prepared for what awaits her in a world that does not know whether to view her as girl or angel.

Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo until, on the summer solstice, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava’s fate is revealed.

A mesmerizing, lyrical tale of longing, desire and the nature of love.


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How To Pick an Agent (and Live Happily Ever After)

Another really awesome post from a fellow book/writing blogger, this time focusing on the writing side of literature. Definitely worth to check it out! 😉

A Writer's Path

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Warning: I can get over-excited with my blog posts and pull an Agatha Christie sort of “I will make you wait until the very end to see the take home message.” Here it is, up front:

Ask agents offering you representation for at least three client references. Contact them.

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17 Amazing Things About Reading in the Fall

A really awesome list of amazing things about reading at autumn, put together by a fellow book blogger. Definitely worth to check it out! 🙂

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Don’t look now, but fall is right around the corner.

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. You see, I believe summer is only good for two things: sweat and weeds. If it were up to me, summer would only last one week–long enough for my family to go on a beach vacation. After that, let’s get on with fall.

For me, fall is football, pumpkin patches, crisp mornings, and grilling out with a cold beer. It’s the absolute perfect time of year. And, oh yeah, in my opinion fall is the best time of year for reading.

So with that said, here are 17 amazing things about reading in the fall.

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Writing Novels

Hey, guys!

Like mentioned in my previous post, I am currently not reading any books which I will review so for the next few week or so, I will most likely be continuing my discussion type of posts. Last time, I wrote about already putting my NaNoWriMo survival kit together, but this time I won’t be talking about the upcoming November. This time, I’ll talk about today.

So, writing a whole novel is some pretty difficult work. It takes time, drains you out of inspiration in most cases and is definitely not a pretty thing like one can imagine while reading a book. It’s hard work and at most times a little bit too much to handle.

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Taking a Look at November

Hello, guys!

I’m currently not reading any books I will be reviewing, so instead I thought I would spend some time on just discussing something that is keeping me intrigued for the most of the year. And that is NaNoWriMo.

I know, it’s only August and there are months until I will have to write a novel of 50,000 pages or more, but I want to be as prepared as I can when the event finally comes around. Since I hardly outline anything, one thing I love doing is getting my survival kit ready.

I’ve recently come around to completing the list of my survival kit, now I will have to focus on actually collecting and gathering all of the things I’ve listed there. Along with the list, I will explain why I need some things and so on.

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