Have you tried Canva for book covers?

I made this for free with Canva.com. They have a really cool section with ALL book cover templates, even ones specified to Wattpad and it’s great quality text and whatnot for FREE! Look at that, 50,000 templates! Check out some of the Wattpad specific covers: Seriously, how cool is this? Have you used this tool.Continue reading “Have you tried Canva for book covers?”

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?”

“Bump in the Night” – Chapter 4 of my NA WIP, Blood Thieves, is here!

Eek! Stuff is going bump in the night in the town of Bellsferry. Check it out! Chapter 4 vibes:   Let me know if you’ve been reading and what your thoughts are so far? I’m really enjoying it. I hope you are, too! Happy reading!

“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!”

Check out Chapter 1 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves (Book 1)

#WIPjoy!!! Are you on Wattpad? I got a new story for ya! Had this dream, and I woke up and this poured out of me: Coryn knows fate when she’s pricked by it–she thinks. In a world where American law has been outlawed, and wanna-be supernatural, self-made vampires exist–who by the way, are totally grossContinue reading “Check out Chapter 1 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves (Book 1)”

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?”

Make Your Protagonist Problematic Tip 1: Fear

Your protagonist has to have at least one fear that needs to be squashed throughout her journey. Whether it’s the fear of failing, or the fear of losing a loved one (like Katniss from Hunger Games), the fear needs to be real, relatable, and a reminder to her and your audience at crucial moments. TheContinue reading “Make Your Protagonist Problematic Tip 1: Fear”

Making Your Readers HATE Your Villain For the RIGHT Reasons

Divergent’s villainness was not detestable–at least the movie’s version wasn’t. I definitely didn’t care to read the book after watching the first movie, and the villain was just one of many reasons why. You want your audience to hate your villain, and not because he’s a boring stereotype, but because what he does is purelyContinue reading “Making Your Readers HATE Your Villain For the RIGHT Reasons”

Writing Craft Wednesday: How to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages

There are worse things than death, trust me, I would know. Ooh, how would you know such a thing? What are you talking about? What have you seen? Raise questions and leave your audience hanging on by a string. As the story progresses, answer one question at a time, while continuing to raise more. BryanContinue reading “Writing Craft Wednesday: How to Keep Your Readers Turning Pages”