This cover captures the essence of my 1951 protagonist, eighteen-year-old Betty! You'll also be treated to Betty at eighty-four, when everyone calls her Boop. She's always this girl on the inside though! The Last Bathing Beauty will be crowned in April 2020. Watch the blog for ARC giveaways this Fall. Amy xo … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal
Sometimes, I hear voices. Oh, c'mon, you probably do too. Sometimes my stories arrive in the form of a character who's got something to say, and then it's "easy" to determine POV. Point of View means not only who is telling your story, but through whose lens the story is revealed to the reader -- and that has many implications, doesn't it. Your reader can only see and know what the POV … [Read more...] about Choosing a POV for your novel
Hi friends! Here's a question Kim asked: How do I know if I’m just overwhelmed and should power through or if it’s okay to shelve it for right now and start something new? Be honest with yourself if you're feeling disconnected or even bored with your own work, because forcing writing or revisions will show! Step away from your work for a while. By a while I mean more than a day. Maybe a week. … [Read more...] about Are you an overwhelmed writer?
DAY 25 This month of daily writing advice will include tidbits, tips, and sometimes tricks. This isn't a replacement for editing or book coaching, it's meant as a jumping off point for exploration and thought! I hope it helps! ~Amy Amy xo 5 Tips For Fabulous Fiction First Lines and Paragraphs I love first lines and first paragraphs that hook me, set the tone, deliver expectations. I … [Read more...] about Day 25 – 30 Days of Writing Advice – 5 Tips For Fabulous Fiction First Lines and Paragraphs