Currently Writing: Techno Fever

Wattpad is hosting the second season of Open Novella Contest, a beginner’s version of NaNoWriMo where the challenge is to write a 40k word novella in 3 months. Last year, I wrote Empress of Fire, an Asian Fantasy Adventure set in pseudo-Qing dynasty of China. This year, I’ve been itching to write but haven’t been…

Book Review: Summoner by Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu is one of the Wattpad-turned-published authors. His book, Summoner, amassed millions of reads on Wattpad before being published. I never got to read the Wattpad version, but at the start of 2018, I did pick up a copy at the library and read it through. Contains spoilers, duh.

Kickass Teenagers and Eviscerating Demons: “Seeker: Demon Killer”

THE DEMONATA meets TEEN TITANS. There is literally nothing better than a fist full of demon guts, as far as Tora is concerned. The gory task of killing demons to keep humans safe falls to Tora, a 16-year-old supernatural gifted with telekinesis. When a mysterious entity causes increasing demon attacks, forgotten memories and a frightening…

Top 5 Medical Bullsh❤t on TV

My post for KellyAnneBlount‘s WATTPAD BLOCK PARTY is now live! Check out the top five things in medical fiction on TV that grinds my gears — find out here ! And join the giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive a free 2018 YA Fantasy release, open internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)!

Wattpad Block Party Winner 1: DoveReign/Dawn Elize

A belated congratulations to one of my two winners of the WATTPAD BLOCK PARTY February 2018: Dawn Elize A.K.A. DoveReign on Wattpad! Dawn Elize is a teen fiction/romance writer and ambassador on Wattpad. Her works include feel-good funny bad boy story THE IRRATIONAL LOGIC OF FATE AND LOVE and short story THE NAUGHTY LIST PURGE.   I’ve…

All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from Part 1) PLOTTING Now, for the actual story plotting. TADA suggests the story should progress in proportions, comprising as follows: Opening/Protagonist intro (1%), Inciting Incident (4%), First Turning Point (5%), First Big Twist (30%), Middle Turning Point (10%), Second Big Twist (20%), Climax (15%) , Resolution (15%), Finale (5%). I use it as…

Wattpad Block Party August 2018

Once again, I’m participating in KellyAnneBlount‘s Wattpad Block Party ! If you joined us in February this year, you’ll remember how much fun it was and how many giveaways we had! If you didn’t join us, you definitely should this year. We’re joined by Wattpad stars and fellow writers who will be giving us sneak peeks…

All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 1 of 2)

This is the post I did for Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party : specifically, how I plotted my fantasy story, RUNE MAGE. There are many methods of plotting a novel. Two methods I’ve used before were the snowflake method and what I call the “There and Draft again” (TADA) method, named after the blog where…

Currently Writing: Chaos Mage Chapter 1

This is the first chapter of the Rune Mage sequel, CHAOS MAGE, which will be posted in the same book as Book 1. To read Book 1, click here. This will contain spoilers for Book 1. Chapter 1: The Execution