Tag Archive | Writer

#SpecLitChat tonight @7PM CST

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Join Katya de Becerra and I tonight hosting #SpecLitChat! This is for writers and readers to come in and join in by answering questions on all things speculative fiction! It’s a fun way of interacting with other writers and readers as well! You don’t wan to miss it!

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Just search #SpecLitChat on Twitter to find us or you can also go to our Twitter profiles!

Katya de Becerra

Candace Robinson

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Are you joining in for tonight’s edition of #SpecLitChat?

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#WriteMentor Wishlist

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Hello possible mentees! I’m so ecstatic that you came to visit me!

Some hopefully interesting things about me:

I’ve lived in Texas my whole life and the weather is ridiculous! I’m married with a nine-year-old daughter, a cat, and a bearded dragon. Anyone who gifts me with avocados or white chocolate has my forever gratitude. I’m an 80s fanatic, but don’t worry because 70s and 90s are equally pleasing! Goonies never say die!

Books I’ve written:

Hearts Are Like Balloons, Bacon Pie, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, The Bride of Glass, Clouded by Envy, and Veiled by Desire

If you still have any questions after reading this post, you can contact me on Twitter @literarydust or email me at literarydust@gmail.com

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

My Wishlist!

First, I’m only taking on YA. MG is great, but I feel like I wouldn’t be very helpful in that field! Here’s what I’m hoping to see!

1) Urban Fantasy/Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror/Gothic

I absolutely love monsters, fae, and weird. Think Holly Black, Sarah J. Maas, or Brenna Yovanoff. It can be set during any time frame—1800s, present day, fantasy world, you name it. I also really love things that have a gothic spin on it, like books by A.G. Howard. Let’s just say dark = good. If it’s something like vampires, let the book be dark. Example: The Lost Boys. One of the main things I looks for besides plot is the characters personalities! They can be morally gray, they can be weak, they can be strong, but the main thing is that they need to shine!

2) Contemporary

Quirky and romantic is my jam. Think Jenn Bennett! If it’s a super serious contemporary, I can’t do those. It has to be fun and cute and give me lots of heart eyes! With contemporary, I seriously love character driven books—those ones have my entire soul!

3) Must haves

There has to be some form of romance in the book. Doesn’t have to be the focus, just something minuscule at least. Witty banter gets bonus points!

What can you expect from me as a mentor?

I’m here to be part of YOUR team and help you to my best ability. Anytime you need to email me with questions, I’m here, and I can schedule phone calls as well!

First round, I’ll hit you up with big picture notes and inline notes inside the Word document. From there, we’ll see what other work needs to be done. Most importantly, this is your story! You aren’t going to agree with every single suggestion I make, but as a team we’ll collaborate and talk out our ideas until we get there together!

I’m not a cheerleader, but I’ll be cheering for you the whole way!

Good luck! I can’t wait to see what your manuscript brings!

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Are you submitting a manuscript to #WriteMentor?

Help Me Reveal My Book Cover

So, I am having my first book cover reveal through Lola’s Book Tours and was hoping you guys would consider helping me and sign up to help reveal it! I don’t really know what I am doing in general, but I do need help spreading the word!

If you choose to help me, you can sign up here… https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgTOB9LuAVjKoM9o9uAY-Lh-aqq2tvGe8XOW4JgHliENbuxA/viewform

And if you have anything you would like me to share, I don’t mind helping!

Just thought I would throw in some Bollywood dancing, because it is awesome!

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Thanks for the support!

My Author Website & Book

I got an author website now. There is not much going on it yet, but you can follow me here, and I will follow you guys back!

Author Website

So, I plan to release a book in May or June. You can add the book on Goodreads now if you would like. It would be most appreciated!

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

More details about that will be coming soon!

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Writing a book is hard enough. Everyone that told me writing a book was the easy part is crazy! The stuff that comes after writing a book is even more stressful, but in the end it is all worth it! Thanks for your support!

 

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Any advice for a first book?