Plot twists; they blow our minds, they make us scream, they make us cry. We love them and, sometimes, we hate them (George R. R. Martin, I’m looking at you). So, what makes a plot twist a good one? Making sure it’s a total surprise. Easier said than done, right? So 1) how do you… Continue reading How to Construct Plot Twists
Today’s blog post is dedicated to what you should do when you finish a draft of your book that you are FINALLY happy with and proud of and discover the story you’ve been trying to tell all along. Here is what you do (in no particular order): Pour yourself a glass of wine Sleep Pop… Continue reading When you finish another draft…
Oh boy, is this a question! My life right now is consumed by my full time job, and then editing. And editing. And editing some more. Editing probably takes longer than writing the first draft of a book for most people. There’s no limit to the number of rounds. Now while we will go into… Continue reading How do I begin editing my story?
I’ve been quiet for the past couple months about The Paladin because of something very exciting in the works that I finally get to share with you all! The Paladin has found a publisher! The amazing Golden Bell Entertainment will officially be publishing my debut young adult/fantasy novel and I couldn’t be happier! Golden Bell… Continue reading A New Publisher!
In honor of the “Cover Buy” tag for #sammyreadsjune16 on Instagram, I am posting my top 10 favorite book covers (at this moment…) The whole Harry Potter series. These are so nostalgic for our entire generation. Seriously, these were everywhere in my childhood, so I can’t help but smile when I see them. Gabriel and… Continue reading Favorite Book Covers
Hello beautiful people! I polled my marvelous Instagram followers on what my next topic should be for my blog and most of you voted for world building! So here it is! What is world building? In science fiction, fantasy, mystery, literally any genre of novel, there is some level of world building. Of course in… Continue reading Putting the World in your Head on Paper
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? *photo taken by me* I’m so excited to announce that today we are doing something a little different and entirely new to my blog! Jessica Storin, the author of the Young Adult fantasy novel “The Paladin,” was kind and sweet enough to let me work with her and…