The Writer Diaries Giveaway

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Hello everyone! I don’t want to take too much of your time, I just wanted to make sure you all knew that the group writer blog I started (The Writer Diaries) is doing a huge giveaway for our 1 year anniversary! Yippee! The grand prize is a KINDLE FIRE along with other great goodies like signed books and critiques of queries and first pages! If you have any interest in winning any (or all) of these prizes, head on over to the Anniversary post here and enter to win!

Okay, done with my promotion. Good luck! 🙂

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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff Book Review

paper-valentine-coverPaper Valentine
By Brenna Yovanoff
Published January 8, 2013 by Razorbill
306 Pages

I cannot express enough how much I loved this book. If you like ghosts, if you like dark themes that have real, yet heartbreaking truths about human nature, then this book is for you. And guess what, if you don’t like ghosts and dark books, this is still a book for you because I wouldn’t necessarily put myself in that category either.

Here is the official book description:

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls. Continue reading

Pop the Champagne! We’re LIVE

Hello all my fantastic, adorable, wonderful readers. I am in an amazing mood because my group writer blog THE WRITER DIARIES has gone live today!

Yep yep – so go on over the The Writer Diaries and say hi!! We have a lot planned for this year and some exciting surprises. Look around, check out the contributors’ bios, and see the first Song for a Scene post! Our schedule for the future is going to look something like this: Continue reading

Surviving as a Writer: Community is Key

I have learned a very important lesson this past week while I was pursuing an idea that had been floating around in my head for awhile. I had this idea where I asked the few writers that I have met through Twitter, forums, CP exchanges, etc. if they wanted to start a group writing blog with me. I know that I already pretty much document my every move of this writing journey on my own blog here but I had this itch to share it with others, to work alongside my fellow aspiring writers and learn more about it than I could from just pondering things over by myself.

To my surprise, the idea spread like wildfire and I got 11 other writers involved on this project with me. Continue reading