One of my favorite literary devices is foreshadowing. It’s so satisfying when pieces of a story that start off seeming small and insignificant come back later to play a larger role. And for readers who can pick up on those details, it’s like the author is giving them a pat on the back for paying … Continue reading The Art of Foreshadowing
Hiya, guys! Today, I have some BIG news! I'm starting an Authortube channel! So, what is an Authortube channel? Authortubers are writers/authors that run a Youtube channel talking about writing tips and their publishing story. I am so excited to be joining this group! They were a huge inspiration to me when I was writing The … Continue reading I’m Starting a Youtube Channel!
Title: She's Not Here Author: Mandi Lynn Genre: Thriller Review: I had the awesome opportunity to get an early copy of She's Not Here, and let me tell you, I was not ready for this book. The story follows Willow, a hospital worker that was forced to watch her father slowly deteriorate due to his Alzheimer's. After he passes away, … Continue reading Bookworm Reviews: She’s Not Here
Nearly Complete recently had a flash fiction contest to write 100 words or less on the following prompt: Describe your main character’s most vivid memory. I’m pretty proud of what I came up with and I wanted to share it with you guys! (Don’t worry, this flash fiction isn’t from The Scavenger or my current … Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge
At Bookcon, I had the pleasure of meeting writer (and fellow book addict) Bryan Aiello. We got to talking a bit, and he eventually asked if I was interested in chatting with him on his podcast. I happily agreed and, a few weeks ago, we talked about everything from publishing books to New York traffic. … Continue reading Podcast Interview with Bryan Aiello
So, I’ve been thinking lately (a dangerous pastime, I know) and I’ve begun to notice a pattern in my writing. No, I’m not talking about similar story arcs or plot lines. I’m talking about the power of the three. I grew up on School House Rock and one of my favorites was always “Three is … Continue reading The Power of Three
Camp Nanowrimo is officially over and I am glad to report that I was able to complete my goal! I wrote at least an hour each day (most of the time, it was more). I was a little worried as to how this would work out with vacationing and all that fun summer stuff, but … Continue reading Second Time Around Tips — And Update!
Title: City of Ghosts Author: Victoria Schwab Genre: Paranormal, Adventure Review: I had the wonderful opportunity to snag an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of City of Bones when I was at BookCon, and I'm so glad I did! This book was really enjoyable and it was an awesome summer read. City of Ghosts follows a girl named Cassandra. After she nearly … Continue reading Bookworm Reviews: City of Ghosts
While I'm in the midst of working on my next novel, I had a bit of extra inspiration that I used to compose this short story. Hopefully, this will tide you over while I continue my work . . . . -- Julia ***** “This is stupid,” Derek mutters again. He glances at the stack … Continue reading The House on Windy Drive: A Short Story
Camp Nanowrimo is halfway over and I can hardly believe it! The month has been flying by, but so far, I've been able to stay on track. I'm hoping to do a title reveal for my newest project soon, so stay on the lookout for that! One of the biggest problems I've encountered over the … Continue reading Camp Nano Update: Finding Inspiration