Make Life Really Freaking Hard For Your Hero

There comes a point in your hero’s journey where stuff has got to become very, very difficult. In the beginning, we’re meeting her for the first time, and life doesn’t have to be so super duper hard right now. But something’s gotta go wrong shortly. Once we’ve got a taste of her “ordinary world” whatContinue reading “Make Life Really Freaking Hard For Your Hero”

Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests

Hunter aesthetic!  Coryn Aesthetic! Chapter 5 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves is here! Check it out on Wattpad! “I shivered, despite the summer heat. What if something happened to me? What if the Blood Thieves got to me? What would that do to my daughter, losing the person closest to her? She barely knewContinue reading “Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests”

Do you make image quotes from your stories?

Pinterest got me starting to make quote images from my books and stories. I also make some for Instagram from time to time. I use quotes I really liked and I think they’ve generated some interest. What about you? Have you made image quotes for your stories? Feel free to share your Pinterest links withContinue reading “Do you make image quotes from your stories?”

“Hunter” Chapter 3 of “Blood Thieves” is Here!

I’m really excited for where this new adult urban fantasy story is going AND for the introduction of this special character. Story vibes in gifs: Chapter 1:   Chapter 2:   Chapter 3:   Check the story out on Wattpad! “With long snaking roads enshrouded by dense woodland and only smatters of clarity along the rollingContinue reading ““Hunter” Chapter 3 of “Blood Thieves” is Here!”

Video: Furyborn First Page Reading // Will I Continue; Why or Why Not…

Did you read Furyborn? What were your thoughts? Happy discussing! -Natasha  

What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you reading?

I’m curious: What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you flipping? Are you able to share an example of a book whose first page just grabbed you and held on until the last page? I want to know what book did that for you and why. Then I can go Amazon-“Look inside”-stalkContinue reading “What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you reading?”

You can read ALL of Prodigy Prince on Wattpad – Limited time only!

That’s right, folks. You can read all of Prodigy Prince on Wattpad for a limited time. Check it out. And if you’re diggin’ it, don’t forget to vote (click the little star icon). And PLEASE DO divulge on me, let me have it, share those blazing thoughts of yours as I do take to heart,Continue reading “You can read ALL of Prodigy Prince on Wattpad – Limited time only!”

Why Kick-Butt Female Characters in YA Are Getting Frustrating

YA books are rife with “I can kick a man’s behind and then some” kind of young women and it’s aggravating to say the least. Why, as a woman, do I feel this way? Because in reality, we girls often tend to be less PHYSICALLY strong then men, and often times, more emotional. But somewhereContinue reading “Why Kick-Butt Female Characters in YA Are Getting Frustrating”

Killing Your Characters

So killing off characters in your story: is it fun for you, or torture? I’ve been on both sides of this fence, and I can say that now, it’s leaning toward more fun. For me, there’s something about the shock of it, the later oh-so-hoped for justice, the real-ness it adds to the danger andContinue reading “Killing Your Characters”

Here’s a Great Resource to Get Free Book Reviews & Publicity!

All right fellow authors, have you heard of M.C. Frank’s the Book Robin Hoods book community? There’s a number of fiction-loving readers on there who have either a book review blog, Goodreads account, Instagram (some with thousands of followers!), or all three! It’s simple, the site gives out these reader/reviwers’ emails, and you can queryContinue reading “Here’s a Great Resource to Get Free Book Reviews & Publicity!”