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Posts about writing
There is no one true way. How you choose to publish depends on your own personality and goals. Here's some info to help you decide.
I took a look at 40 of the top hashtags recommended for authors. Which are actually worth using?
The author isn't the only creator of a story, and that realisation can be liberating.
What is the best length for a novel? It's often said to be about 90 000 words, but the best selling books of all time are about double that.
A first draft doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a sketch.
It's seldom I read a standalone so satisfying. Stiefvater creates a whole world in such a short space of time with this book.
The exquisite descriptive writing brings this story to life.
A fresh and beautifully-written fantasy YA.
I came to Crooks & Straights with that Christmas morning feeling. I read the description on Amazon and thought wow, I’ve got to get my hands on that.
The selling point of this novel is the magic system, which is based partly on colour. It was a nice, fresh, hook.
This book was a bit pretentious but interesting (though possibly not for the prudish, it wasn't overly graphic either).
Cat's descriptive writing is amazing.
Hellisen doesn't shy away from uncomfortable themes and once you realise this you know there's nowhere this story will be afraid to go.
The descriptions are so rich that when you put it down you will miss it terribly. So you don't put it down. You just read until 3am, until it's done.
Martin's descriptions are beautiful but also full of emotive strength and poignant foreshadowing.
How strange that someone read this book and thought to make a musical of it of all stories.