Thank You, Readers

I will never have reached where I am today without my readers. From those who avidly chase chapter after chapter, speculate to no ends, suggest pointers for improvement or ways to make my writing more dramatic; to enthusiastic, silently supportive ones who are the first to read and leave a vote and never complain when I’m…

Plotting: Rise of the Vengeful Dragon (Part 1)

Ah, plotting. The bane of my life. And the joy of some writers. I hate plotting, but I need to know where to go when I’m writing, so I definitely need it. Initial skeleton-drawing is fairly easy, but it’s the branching out that’s so much harder. The roots are easy to take hold. The trunk…

Free/Cheap Books

A few months ago, I happened across this website called Bookbub, which essentially means cheap or free eBooks! For someone like me who move on a regular basis and has far too much junk, this is heaven. What you do is, sign up and tick a list of authors whose books you want to know about (basically…

The Importance of Having a Good Book Cover (Part 2 of 2)

So unattractive or unprofessional-looking covers don’t help your literary masterpieces get the attention they deserve. What can you do? On Wattpad there is the multimedia club. There you will find many Wattpadders offering their services for covers, banners, image manipulations, etc. Some of the users are amateurs looking for more practice and renown on WP;…

All The Sins (The Art of Madness Prompt)

The second prompt in Nyhterides’s ‘The Art of Madness’ competition revolved the main character finding a strange CD-Rom, the voice of which tells him she represents all his sins he was afraid to commit, and then him waking up in a strange place. This piece took me about three days of puzzling before I realised…

The Dark One (The Art of Madness Prompt)

Further to my previous blog about Nyhterides’s competiton, I’ve posted a new short about “The Dark One”. Read it here. I finally got inspiration after reading bits of Creepypasta (my gosh, some are pretty good, but some are just awful — I’ll talk about some of the awful ones later) and watching a play-through of…

NaNoWriMo Rallying: Week 4 Interview

Welcome to the NaNoWriMo Rallying, hosted by the Frog Blog! We have finally reached the very last week of NaNo. Our contestants are panting and dragging themselves to the 50k, which is in sight! (Well, some of us are. A few are already waiting at the finishing line, cheering us on!) QUESTION:  Now that you’re reaching (or…

NaNoWriMo Rallying: Week 3 Interview

Welcome to the NaNoWriMo Rallying, hosted by the Frog Blog! Week 3 has been and gone, and the end is in sight! How did our contestants do? Got any questions you want to ask them about their process or progress? Leave a comment below! QUESTION:  Have you encountered any writer’s block during your project, and if not,…

NaNoWriMo Rallying: Week 2 Interview

Welcome to the NaNoWriMo Rallying, hosted by the Frog Blog! Week 2 is probably approaching one of the hardest period of the writing. Writer’s block and other inconveniences tend to pop up halfway, causing many to hit what is known as a “wall”. How did our contestants do? Got any questions you want to ask them…

NaNoWriMo Rallying: Week 1 Interview

Welcome to the NaNoWriMo Rallying, hosted by the Frog Blog! The first week of NaNo has kicked off with a bang, and as the end of Week 1 approaches, let’s see how our participants are finding the journey so far. Got any questions you want to ask them about their process or progress? Leave a…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Aurora by Sanya

Please take the time to consider voting for Aurora by xxSMxx forWattys2014. Genre: Fantasy/Romance This is a epic fantasy tale, with bits of tragedy and sweet romance. It follows the journey of Isabella and Klaus through a quest to find out the hidden murderer after their lives. An unbreakable curse, twisted souls and a hell lot of…

NaNoWriMo Rallying: Meet the Participants

Welcome to the start of The Frog Blog’s NaNoWriMo Rallying! This is a series of blog posts hosted by yours truly to bring exposure, motivation, and fun to the crazy novel-writing month that is November. From here on, we will have a series of short interviews, updates on everyone’s progress on NaNo, and maybe a…