It’s been awhile since I did a casual blog, so I figured, why not? I had a few gifts to package from BookCon and needed to do the Writing Ideas Tag that was created by the wonderful Brooke Passmore and Bethany Atazadeh. And I tag…well, everyone! See the tag questions below so you can participate!
It’s time to talk about beta readers! I recently worked with beta readers to help edit my newest novel, She’s Not Here. With that said, it’s time talk about how to find beta readers and choose which ones will fit best for your novel so you can get the most out of the experience. Watch the video for more.
BookCon 2018 was amazing! I meet up with the wonderful Brittany Wang and formed a team of five to help conquer BookCon and got in line for a LOT of signed books! I was also able to meet up for a few other wonderful writers: Kristen Martin, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly, Sophia Elaine Hanson and J. L. Willow, a debut teen author! Oh! I and did mention I surprised Jessi Elliot with a shout out from her favorite author, Jennifer L. Armentrout?
We all like to play the comparison game. Instead of concentrating on what we’re doing and the successes we’re creating for ourselves, we get distracted by what others are doing and how they’re doing it better than us. In today’s video, I’m opening up about how I used to compare myself to other writers and how it distracted me from achieving my own goals.
As an author, your biggest hope is to get a lot of book reviews, hopefully, five-star book reviews. But what do you do when those five-star reviews turn into three-star and maybe even one-star reviews? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to be talking about in today’s video. Watch and if you have any other words of advice, leave them in the comments below!
For those of you who didn’t know, my debut novel, Essence, was published when I was seventeen. Being published at a young age is an amazing experience, but it comes with a lot of ups and downs. In today’s video I’m teaming up with fellow AuthorTuber, Jessica Jurcan to talk all things writing as a teen. In my video, I’ll be talking about the five things I wish I knew when I was a teen author and for Jessica’s video she’s going to be talking about what it’s like to currently be a teen author and how she balances life and school.
This year will be my second year attending BookCon and I’m so excited because last year I only went one day and this year I’ll be there for both days. That means more books and more fun! Last year I didn’t know what I was getting myself into but this year I’m ready and I’ve learned from my mistakes so I’m here with tips that I wish I had when I went to BookCon last year.
I recently finished writing my third novel, She’s Not Here, which begs the question, how do you finish writing a novel? In today’s video I’ve got three of my favorite tips I’ve used to help me finish writing novels. If you have more tips on how to finish writing a novel, be sure to leave them in the comments below!
Today I have some really exciting news about my third novel, She’s Not Here, but before I get into that, there are a few other things I wanted to talk about. Mainly, why I’m choosing to self-publish my third novel. Watch the video for all the details!