After the binge-watching comes the binge-reading. via On Barbs and Demogorgons: A Stranger Things Reading List — Longreads Blog
One of my favorite reviews of the highly praised novel by Sarah J. Maas
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
A Beauty and the Beast retellingfeaturing faeries and romance and magic? Colour me intrigued. The synopsis ticked all of the right boxes for me, and coupled…
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For those who struggle with reviews just as much as I do…
Authors WANT Reviews
Simple! How many times have you read pleas on social media for readers to write reviews? – Probably Loads.
Does the thought of writing a book review send you racing to the hills? – I can see plenty of you nodding in agreement.
WHAT holds you back?
6 common replies:
I can’t write.
I can’t write paragraphs about a book.
I don’t know what to write.
I’m afraid of what people will think of my review.
I’m an author and don’t want a backlash on my own books.
I don’t have the time.
Let’s turn this around
I can’t write – I bet if you can read, you can write.
I can’t write paragraphs about a book – Good News, Amazon accepts one sentence reviews now as do many other sites.
I don’t know what to write – Ah! Quick Question – Why did you like or Dislike…
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There are some things I don't know too well about, but others most certainly do. Here's some writing advice on how to compose a proper synopsis, curtesy of Ms. Alison Williams. I’ve worked with lots of writers who can compose the most beautiful prose, bring scenes to vivid life, make me care about their characters, … Continue reading Writing Tip: Synopsis