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2014 had been a good year. It might not had been a great one but it was generally a better year than 2013 and the previous years. And for that, I’m grateful.
Last year, like the previous years before that, I made a list of new year’s resolutions. Of the six, I only managed to cross of three, and they’re not even the important ones. Continue reading
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love to read. Heck, I’ve probably read over a hundred fictional books this year alone. From YA, to chick lit, to all sorts of romance genre, to cozy mystery, to action-thriller, to suspense-thriller…
Like I said, I love to read. Continue reading
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Author: C.J Duggan
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him … Toby Morrison. Continue reading
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Author: Sariah Wilson
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Romance
Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.
But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old?
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So I decided to go back to blogging.
It makes me wonder – how many times have I gone to blogging sabbatical again?
Crap. I lost count.
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As a non-native English writer, writing dialogues that sound real and natural can be a struggle sometimes. Although, to be honest, I feel like I write better in English than my native language.
I wonder what it says about my patriotism. Hmmm…
Anyway, still, writing realistic but properly structured character conversations proved to be a tedious task. And it’s not helping that there are so many guidelines: Continue reading
I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a funk lately. And it’s not just the usual I-can’t-think-of-anything-to-write phase. It’s more like the you-suck-and-everything-you-write-sucks-hahaha-you-loser kind of funk.
To be honest, the only thing that’s keeping me from embracing that funk is the fact that if I don’t write I won’t earn any money. If that happens, well, let’s just say that my piling bills and life in general will be unkind.
I’ll probably end up as a beggar just after a week-long sabbatical.
“Writing a mystery novel is easy,” they said. “Progressing the plot is no sweat,” they said.
Kidding. Nobody said that.
But I thought it was.
When I started the Lacey’s Murder Case, I thought I had the plot figured out. After all, it’s kind of formulaic and not a hard-boiled mystery (although I’m dreaming of writing one in the future).