Reader, you could say I'm a little obsessed with the Brontes. I've been rereading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, mostly after having written a "LEAVE MR. ROCHESTER ALONE" rant based solely on memory and Wikipedia. Since I love ranting about Bronte books, I think I'll use this as an opportunity to post a long, blow-by-blow … Continue reading Allison Reads Bronte: Jane Eyre, Part One
A lot of people think Where the Woods Grow Wild was my debut novel. It’s actually not, but I’m totally okay treating it as such because my very first self-published novel was a bit (fine, a lot) of a fiasco in its inception. Some of you have read it: Little One, published just about two years ago and republished (with a lot of improvements) a few months later.
I’ve written about this in past posts and random tweets, but I decided to share the five biggest mistakes I made when first self-publishing Little One. Most of them were due to an utter lack of experience, so if you’re building towards your first release, maybe I can save you some trouble.
#1 Not asking for beta readers
News flash: beta readers are amazing. They should be an integral part of your self-pub journey. They’re the first eyes to see…
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Hey guys, guess what? I read a YA book and actually loved every page of it! Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson had me riveted to the page, and I'm not just pulling a book reviewer phrase out of a hat here. I read the entire book in a day, stopping only for … Continue reading Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
I find myself writing about the weather once more. This was written in the midst of an unexpected winter blizzard. Here's hoping the weather's a bit more springlike by the time this post comes out! My goodness, Winter You said you'd never come back After our last fight After that last flight You ran … Continue reading Oh, Winter
Hey, everybody! We’re thrilled to announce the Ch1Con Blog Tour 2017!
We put together this annual blog tour to share info and fun, behind-the-scenes facts about the Chapter One Young Writers Conference (and to give away some awesome prizes, of course). The 2017 blog tour will kick off on Saturday, April 15 and conclude at the end of May. Follow the tour for guest posts, interviews by the Ch1Con team–and, of course, giveaways of books and critiques!
Check out the schedule below:
Saturday, April 15: www.juliathewritergirl.com
- Ch1Con founder Julia Byers interviews Ch1Con team members Ariel Kalati and Emma Ryan
- Giveaway: SIGNED copy of History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera!
Monday, April 17: www.yainterrobang.com
- Special news piece! (Not technically part of the tour, but we’re including it here since it’s happening at the same time!)
Tuesday, April 18: www.anniesullivanauthor.wordpress.com
- 2017 workshop leader Annie Sullivan interviews Ch1Con founder…
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Standing for you puts me in a box In which I don't, won't ever belong It suggests I endorse bold, brash stupidity Eye to eye, you and I rarely ever see But I stand for you anyway Because no one else will I stand for you because you're family Even though we don't always … Continue reading Why I Stand for You