4 stars, a worthy successor to “Empire’s Daughter.” Looking forward to the conclusion of the trilogy in “Empire’s Exile”!
Rise: Birth of a Revolution, by Mark Moore, is a worthy debut novel exploring the themes of revolution through a new lens. While it’s not perfect, I’m excited to see where this narrative goes in future installments!
Every possible “rule” taught to authors in creative writing class, Jemisin breaks with ease. And the beauty of it all? Every time she does it, it makes sense. It works. It’s perfect. She uses parentheses, missing punctuation, broken paragraphs, every tool possible to blend voice and tense and perspective and character into the narrative.
Read about C. D. Tavenor’s new submission policy! Importantly, it includes a guarantee: he’ll buy every book he reviews.
Just go read it for yourself. It’s hard to describe why this book is good without spoiling a single part of it. You need to dive into its pages, and it’ll suck you in immediately.
NK Jemisin’s How Long ‘til Black Future Month has blown my mind away with what is possible through the short fiction medium. As an author, I learned from every page of that book about what it means to tell stories through fiction; as a reader, I loved every narrative.
I think I’m learning I don’t love adventure fantasy, but others might enjoy these books!
The Last Letter reminded me why I loved the zombie genre in high school. For readers looking for a return to classic zombie fiction, or a story written in an alternative format similar to World War Z, The Last Letter is for you!
Throughout the book, Kennedy injects ridiculous, fun, creative, and downright terrifying future tech which is outlandish, prescient, realistic, and sad all bundled into one. It’s a monumental piece of future world building, comparative to older novels like Neuromancer or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Pebbles crackled beneath Selena’s feet. Sprinting down Nactur Alley and away from Old Vincent’s Bakery, she looked over her shoulder, spotting the large man chasing with a rolling pin in hand.
“You bastard girl!” He barreled into the crowd she’d just dodged. “If only your mother could see you now.”
Welcome to the Faction, a series of novels written by Tyler Hanson and published by Two Doctors Media Collaborative. For your first introduction, enter the Redacted Files.
Mono faces down the Holy Empire as it drives relentlessly toward the borders of his people. Yet even in the face of daunting odds, he holds onto their religious prophecies. Will hope reign supreme, or will Mono and his Legion succumb to their enemies?
Everyone should go check out A Million and One Magazine, and while you’re there, read Simulating the Senses of Trolls by C. D. Tavenor!
Martin, no one denies the great service you’ve performed for your nation, and for your species. You managed to survive on Mars for three months all alone before the Goliath arrived to pick you up. It amazes me, and all of us, that you did what we thought was only possible in movies.
I obey without question—my task is not one of political or religious opposition. My shins hit the stone, and I stare at the steps at eye level. Just a few seconds pass before a woman’s voice speaks with rough edges and harsh tones. The Empress. And her Voice says, “Envoy of Lethotar, you may speak.”
Above all else, I’m pretty sure the #WritingCommunity needs more followback chains. (JK) But seriously, remember to make Twitter what you need it to be. But if you join the #WritingCommunity expecting to become a bestselling author by selling your books to you fellow writers, you’re gonna have a bad time.
And hopefully a guide to achieving similar results yourself :)
I’m sure many of you know it’s hard to find a quality book cover, especially a quality cover designer! For Chronicles of Theren, I worked with Violeta Nedkova, an artist I highly recommend. With her permission, the Book Builder’s Blog is going to discuss my experience working with her. More importantly, I hope it will help you think closely about what you want out of your book covers, and what you want out of your book cover designer!
Join the Indie Author Collection Initiative! It’s going to take a lot of work, it’s going to require more people than just me to act as leads, and we’re going to need to figure out a lot of logistics for distribution of royalties, but if we succeed, collectively we can all find new readers, expand name recognition, and increase our sales.
If First of Their Kind sells 1000 copies by May 31, 2019, every client I work with between May 1 and December 31, 2019—right now I have about a dozen authors scheduled through November—will receive their edit ABSOLUTELY FREE. They won’t pay a single cent.
Introducing #IndieAprilSpotlight! Bring me your books, only a few spots available!
Ignore your own intent. Kill your pride, and let the words tell the story on their own. Only then will your story become what it was meant to be.
Writing is often a cathartic experience. Something of ourselves bleeds into every scene and speaks through every character. During this process, especially when it comes to main characters, we’re tempted to limit the unattractive aspects of a given personality.
A blog by Rebecca F. Kenney. Every book begins with an idea. Inspiration, some call it. Others claim to have a muse—inner voices that won't stop talking, or a secret world locked in their minds, clamoring to be released.