The gap in your narrative, the scene you’re avoiding – stop and brainstorm!

Originally posted on Nail Your Novel:

Hole in your narrativeI was editing a manuscript recently and came across a number of scenes that were summarised instead of shown in detail. In some cases this was a good call, but others made me wonder.

Why? They looked like they had the potential to be significant.

I’m not going to tell you the true details, of course, so this is a paraphrase. Broadly speaking, the characters have formed a new business venture. If it succeeds, it gives the narrator a new start in life. Also there’s a romance that will be threatened, because the girlfriend wants to settle somewhere else. The business makes this more tricky. Yet the writer summarised this period of preparation and change.

It’s fair enough to fast forward if there was nothing interesting to show. But during those hours, the characters are playing unfamiliar roles, and getting closer to their hopes and dreams. Relationships will change because…

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New Snippet From THE LAST HOURS

Fantasy Angel:

Check out the new snippet!!

Originally posted on TheFandom News:

Cassandra Clare released a new snippet from The Last Hours in which James Herondale observes his parents on her Tumblr! Read it below:

James could see his mother moving like an anxious pale star among the guests in her lilac dress, greeting each of them warmly, welcoming them to her home. She had not glamoured herself to look her husband’s age for the evening, and she appeared enormously young, though her hair was done up like a gracious older woman’s, not a girl’s. When Will materialized out of the crowd and came to put his arm around Tessa, smiling down at her, the gray at his temples flashed like silver. James looked away; he loved his parents for being extraordinary, but sometimes he also hated them for the same thing.

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Hello Neighbor PART 2: I Finally Figured It Out + Themes: Whoa!

Bonjour mis amigos! So about three days ago, the Blogging 101 challenge was to “Follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs”….and that was like being blindly thrown into a library and then being asked to pick your five favorite books/topics and put them on a display (I feel like that was a bad example….); I didn’t know what to do! I love libraries (kinda have to since I’m an avid reader) and similarly I love the WordPress community so it was hard but a day later and I started finding people more or less (I found four people and five topics) which helped with my topics search and now I present to you the four new bloggers and five new topics that I followed…pretty proud of myself.



  • WordPress
  • YA Fiction
  • Harry Potter
  • Percy Jackson
  • The Mortal Instruments

Now there is also the fact of the blogging challenge of “trying on” new themes. So I’m perfectly happy with my theme but as I looked through the themes I thought, ya there could be more to add or do with the theme so I did try on some themes and there were some that didn’t fit and some that more or less fit and then there was the some where if it was mixed in with the theme I have now and another theme, then I would be very happy so here are the three themes I liked and wish were mixed together to create a wonderful super blog theme(!):

  • Twenty Fourteen
  •  Mixfolio and….
  • Hemingway (which is the one I have now)

Well, that’s it for today folks! Have a wonderful day/night! Before you sleep or party or do other stuff that doesn’t include staring at my blog and wondering how the writing is so good (ya I know what you’re thinking ;) ), comment below what you think of my choices and if there should be other people or topics I should follow and if there is already a gorgeous theme that mixes the three blog themes I found/have…Thanks and tata for now!

Adult Fiction for YA Readers by Shannon Nemer

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:

Despite the recent attention focused on naysayers, I’m firmly in the camp that we should read what appeals to us, regardless of the age it was intended for. Still, I often hear readers who focus mainly on YA expressing an interest in adult fiction and looking for recommendations. In hopes of broadening horizons, I’m turning my attention to recent books with themes that mirror YA novels and would make for a good transition into the world of adult fiction. 


Lexicon by Max Barry
Words are weapons that can be used to persuade in this alternate version of the United States, where gifted “poets” use language to unlock the minds of others.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
After fourteen year-old June loses her favorite uncle to a new illness, a mysterious man she meets at his funeral helps her heal.

Shotgun Lovesongs by…

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Fantasy Angel:

Oh this is awesome!!!

Originally posted on TheFandom News:

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 is gritty, dark, and fierce, right? Not according to Jimmy Kimmel Live! The late night talk show has created their own version of the recent trailer geared toward a more sensitive audience, the audience-goers who “might not be interested in teenagers murdering each other”.

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