What You Can Get Out of the Wattpad Block Party

The Wattpad Block Party is a group effort to celebrate writing and togetherness, held on Wattpad, with freebies, goodies, and tips galore. What can you get out of it? Freebies: Amazon gift cards, free e-books, hardcopy books. Promotions: there are spotlights of Wattpadders with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of reads, so you get…

Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018

As mentioned in a previous post, I shall be guest-posting in Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018. After hearing suggestions from all my readers, I’ve decided to talk about fantasy story plotting, specifically regarding Rune Mage, including magic lore, character building, motivations, and the actual plotting process. It’ll be heavily condensed, because there’s only…

New Year’s Resolution

Happy 2018! Wishing you all a safe, happy, and successful new year. I thought I’d start the year with a short list of resolutions. Although I’m not one for using new year’s specifically for resolutions — I’d rather have short goals throughout the year — it won’t hurt to make a grand end point, right?…

Need Your Help! Wattpad Block Party February 2018

Exciting news! I am proud to announce I will be participating in Kelly Anne Blount‘s biannual all-star Wattpad Block Party, coming to you in February 2018! Each member will contribute one chapter to her book of fun, alongside giveaways, shout-outs, and other fun prizes! This begs a question from me to you, my readers. What do…

What to do After Finishing a First Draft

On 27th July 2017, Rune Mage was finished at 199k words after NaNoWriMo 2016 and two lots of Camp NaNoWriMo 2017. Then I hit a wall. What now? I had several plot bunnies boiling for the past few months and was too happy to jump straight into a different project, but I knew this was always my pattern…

6 Writing Tips by Victoria Moschou

Victoria Moschou is a book reviewer, blogger (Victorious Pages on WordPress), writer (VictoriaMoschou on Wattpad), and winner of the Ruined Childhoods contest hosted by Christine Bottas (Nyhterides) and I. They say the expert in anything was once a beginner, and I totally agree on that! Of course, I can’t say that I’m an expert on writing…

Wattpad Spotlight: The Fairytale Princesses of Pleasure Series

Book promotion! “The Fairytale Princesses of Pleasure Series” by Puffgirl1952 Enjoy this mature retelling of popular fairytale princesses! Are you a follower of mine and want your book or someone else’s book advertised? Post on my wall or PM me!

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…

Author Spotlight: Victoria Moschou

Baking on Halloween turns into a murdering spree. Beauty and the Beast turns into a butcher fest. Children can’t even play a game without being butchered left, right, and centre. A high school choir becames Battle Royale. What’s this, you ask? None other than @VictoriaMoschou ‘s Happily Never After story collection. There’s no happiness there; she’s killed them…

Decameron: Team Trickster

The Decameron‘s Team Trickster is about to make its debut. Ready up for our team’s stories on Wattpad!

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…

Book Review: A Witchling’s Rites by DistantDreamer

My latest addiction has been “A Witchling’s Rites” by Monica Sanz (AKA DistantDreamer), a fantasy adventure centering on Seraphina Dovetail, a hot-headed, talented, but cursed seventh child who finds herself in the midst of a literal witch hunt/purge by radicals. So this story, still on-going, is to blame for me not sleeping till 1:30am. It’s fast-paced,…