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2 ways to write about a bookish character

I’m definitely guilty of making my characters have one thing they are passionate about. 
It isn't a bad thing since we as humans have what we are passionate about.  My main character from Fib and the Axe of fury loves drawing. 
Another character,  Aaron likes poems.  So yes,  you can make your characters as bookish as possible. One of my characters in WIP is a paranormal writer. There are ways to put across that your character is very bookish. Here are the two tips:
1. Show That They Own Books. Psst* you can even make them a bookstagrammer!
One technique I’ve found effective is to slide into the story hints at the characters’ reading habits. For instance, while a  character is snooping around another character’s bedroom, she notices books scattered on the floor.  If she loves colourful books,  you might make her tell us how delicious that cover looks.
2. Have Characters Do Research — like Hermione from Harry Potter. But, sometimes you do want to show your character cracking o…

Exclusive Fib and the Axe of fury Pre-order offer

Grab this enthralling blend of vibrant fantasy and exotic African mythology (on sale for only $3 before the 21st of June, 2019) and get the FIRST FIVE CHAPTERS, an EXTRA SHORT STORY, and an EXCLUSIVE high-res digital poster of the book cover.

“Never take your glasses off outside the walls of our home.”

When Fibikemi loses her glasses and inadvertently breaks her mother’s rule, she encounters something strange, and it is only the beginning of a weird and terrifying journey; in a matter of time, someone dangerous will come for her.

Her friend Aaron Oni has just two more months to live, and Fib’s obsession with saving Aaron pushes her to do the unimaginable.

Eventually, she discovers exactly why she must never take off her eyeglasses outside her home.

Fib and the Axe of Fury is an enthralling blend of vibrant fantasy and exotic African mythology.

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These 7 YA fantasy novels will keep you up all night

Introducing the definitive list of the fantasy books of June 2019, and we'll be adding to it every month.

The Quirky Pen Girl has come up with this list based on extensive research. And I'm glad to let you read my list.

Wicked Fox - June 25th, 2019

A girl who kills to survive.

A boy captured by goblins, saved by a killer.

A choice - an immortal existence for a single human life.

Don't know about you, but I have high hopes for this one. I love that it's centered on Korean mythology set in the modern world - this is going to be amazing!

Shadow and Flame - 25th June,  2019

From the outset, Arnett’s writing is gripping. The stakes are high and the losses is heartbreaking. This Duology is thoroughly original with an endearing and complicated cast of characters and a amazingly developed world. And man, does Arnett have a talent for forbidden and complicated romance.

The Evil Queen - 25th June,  2019

I received this NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

The premise of thi…

Should you start your novel with a Prologue?

Should you start your novel with a Prologue? Or should you dive right into Chapter One? If you've written a novel before or about to write one,  I'm sure you've probably deliberated on this.

The choice can determine whether readers are drawn in or never get past that first page. And that should be your goal,  draw reader's in and keep them glued.

I usually stay away from Prologues when possible. I have only used it once,  but it was to create a backstory.

If you arrive at the conclusion: I want to write a Prologue, then do the following.

1—Don’t label it as a prologue. Readers will most likely skip it. Surprise them when they finish your prologue only to find chapter one on the next page.  You should read Sara Shepard's Pretty little liars. Instead of labelling it as a prologue,  she wrote "How it all started/began."

2—Don’t use it as an excuse to do something you wouldn’t do on page one, chapter one.  Don't do info dump. It should be interesting, al…

Getting the media's attention might be the only marketing your book needs!

What is Haro?

I asked people on Monday if they have ever heard of Haro.  I decided to share something about it today. I love sharing my resource blog with everyone. 

It would be great if the media was actually interested in your book or expertise? How would you feel if the media welcomed your email or phone call?

It can happen if you tap into this great service. It is called HARO, which stands for Help A Reporter Out and it’s FREE.

As a Zuma publishing's publicist, I started my research on effective ways to reach the media, and this is one of the best.

Here’s how it works. A reporter, freelance writer, or television producer is assigned a story or they have an idea for a story.

Unless they know someone who is an expert on that topic, they’ll need to find someone to interview. So the reporter will place a query on HARO an expert with certain qualifications and who could speak to a certain issue they are writing about. They’ll include a deadline, contact information, and their medi…

These books have exciting blurbs: you should add them to your TBR this June.

June is here, and it’s time to get down to one of our favorite activities: reading for pure enjoyment. There’s nothing better than reading some fantasy story. If you don’t know where to start, we have some suggestions. Here are the 5 best new books to read in June.

Sorcery of Thorns
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysteriou…