The Marathon of Novel-Writing

 

by Jennifer Kelland Perry

Nearly five years ago, I posted an entry to my blog about how I had recently begun writing a novel. How excited I was to tell you of my ambition! And how I’d loved and appreciated the likes and the supportive, enthusiastic comments that little post generated!

Little did I know, then, what lay ahead.

Since the inception of that creative project, my first full-length novel, my path has had a few twists, turns and bumps. One of the biggest and most significant was undoubtedly when I decided, after conceiving a plot, creating the characters and developing an outline, to give up on it.

Whaaa?

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Editorial Review – Ramonst

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Title: Ramonst

Author: Anthony Knott

Genre: Fiction, Southern Gothic, Crime

This novel reads somewhat like a memoir or a snapshot of the past. The summer in Tennessee enters as almost another character to the story of young Rodney, a boy tottering on the brink of puberty. He’s interested in everything and regularly writes down what he hears, but he struggles to know what to do after witnessing a series of disturbing events committed by an older, local boy adept at violence and threats.

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Throwback Thursday: 3 Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Allison Maruska

 

There are many rules that govern our writing and language use. Ever useful, sometimes changing, and occasionally bizarre.

There are some rules I just can’t seem to learn. My brain refuses to let them in, and I have to look them up every single damn time I need to use them. One of those is the lay/lie/laying/lying differences. Grammar Girl comes in handy with that one.

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Boomerang Boyfriend – Book Review

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Title: Boomerang Boyfriend (Boyfriend Chronicles #3)
Author: Chris Cannon
Release Date: September 11th, 2017
Age Category/ Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen (Crush)

Working with her best friend’s brother at Betty’s Burgers, free-spirited Delia starts to see Jack in a new light. Not only has Jack-the-Jerk turned into a hottie, he’s even acting like a niceguy, who rescues dogs and knows how she likes her coffee. But if Jack is into her, then why is he keeping her a secret? Of course, if her best friend doesn’t approve, Delia could lose the only family she’s ever known.

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16 Ideas of How to Promote Your Book Before and During Launch

 

by Anna del C. Dye

To promote or not, that is the great dilemma. If you are an author, you have to promote your book or no one will know it is there. Besides, even if you are traditionally published you are expected to promote your book. If you ask me, promoting is the least fun thing you do as an author. After all, you want to move on into your next book, not spend hours convincing people that they should buy your book.

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How to Find a Good Editor for Your Book

 

by Emily Nemchick

We all know how it goes. You write a knockout book, but that’s only the beginning. Getting from The End to publication can be a real headache, and a big part of that headache is finding an editor who is affordable, professional and available when you need them.

There are simply thousands of editors to choose from. Post a ‘Need an Editor’ ad on any forum or message board and you’ll be inundated with folks eager to help you out. But. How do you know if they are actually any good?

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Book of the Month – Path of a Novice

 

Hi all! We have a new book of the month!

The Book of the Month feature is where I showcase one book from one of the Writers Club members. It’s picked in a lottery type system, and this name was the one randomly chosen.

Want to be eligible to be chosen for the Book of the Month feature? Check out our Writers Club.

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