Book Reading

Recommend Some YA Books!

I’m looking for some new books to start reading in January. Here’s an idea of what I tend to like and dislike. Genres: YA fantasy, YA contemporary fiction, urban fantasy, paranormal, fantasy, Children’s fantasy, dystopian What I Like to Read: Magic Schools Warrior/Guard Training Thieves/Pickpockets Twisted Fairytales Royalty/Court Life Racial Diversity Betrayal Siblings Female Warriors Loyal… Continue reading Recommend Some YA Books!

Editing Process

Editing Out Filter Words and Other Unnecessary Things

Filter words are not forbidden, but oftentimes they cloud writing and distance the reader from the story. Sentences can become worlds better by eliminating some of these filter words. Examples of Filter Words (Verbs): Senses: hear,listen, sound / feel, touch, / see, seem, look, stare, glance, watch / smell, / taste / sense Mind: remember,… Continue reading Editing Out Filter Words and Other Unnecessary Things

Writing Thoughts

Writing Tips from Reading Prep School Confidential

Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor is filled with clean paragraphs, slow reveals, and new ways to look at scenes. As I was reading this book, I collected some techniques that were executed perfectly in the book. Writing tips Keep writing down to essentials, skip ahead instead of walk sequences (especially important in first person POV).… Continue reading Writing Tips from Reading Prep School Confidential