So, you’re finished with your first draft. The hard work is done, your ideas are on the page, you can sit back, relax, and breathe. But wait, you’re not done just yet. Before your work is ready for anything else, you must start the editing process. Continue reading
A “writing zone” is the place that you feel most comfortable letting your words flow onto a page. Whether it be that comfy chair that you have in the corner of your room, or outside under a favorite tree of yours, establishing a writing zone can help you to clear your head and keep it clear throughout the process of creating your work. Continue reading
Title: That Was Then, This Is Now
Author: S.E. Hinton
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Recommended for readers of: The Outsiders
“Since childhood, Bryon and Mark have been as close as brothers. Now things are changing. Bryon’s growing up, spending a lot of time with girls, and thinking seriously about who he wants to be. Mark still just lives for the thrill of the moment. The two are growing apart- but holding on- until Bryon makes a shocking discovery about Mark. Then Bryon faces a terrible decision- one that will change both of their lives forever.” Continue reading
Whether you listen to rock, country, pop, or Broadway show tunes, inspiration for your writing can always come from a good song. Listen intently to the lyrics, or if there are none, simply close your eyes and think about what the song makes you envision. Continue reading
Author: Marie Lu
Recommended for readers of: The Hunger Games Series, Divergent
“Once known as the western coast of the United States, the Republic is now a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors, the Colonies.
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country, she is being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest circles.
Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths–until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June tries desperately to avenge Metias’s death.
But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, Marie Lu has written an exhilarating first novel that is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.”
Hey, everyone! I’m Gabbi, an aspiring writer and reading fanatic who has no life without the written word. I dream of becoming a published author, and being able to see my work displayed in bookstores everywhere. I love to read, and will be posting book reviews here often along with writing tips that I’ve picked up and some suggested reads. I plan on posting at least once a week, so check back often to see what’s new!