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Day One in Chicago 👯💁‍♀️😏 thanks to @andersonsbookshop for helping set up my school visits this week 🙌 the kids were super excited and thrilled to meet a real live author 💃 And it’s especially exciting because tomorrow is the book birthday for The Blue Witch so I will be in School’s giving talks as it launches #authorsdream . . #authorlife #amwriting #reading #schoolvisit #alaneadams #thebluewitch #schoolvisits #kids #instagood #kidlit #elementaryschool #teachersofinstagram #teacher
This year, Asexual Awareness Week falls from 22 October to 28 October. Be aware of asexuals. We are everywhere, and we are dangerous. I'll be posting some very factual facts about aces over the next week! Get ready to learn some things that are super definitely not made up! (Okay, maybe some will be a ~little~ made up.) 📚 #editthatdraft (with joy!) day 22: Favourite subplot. There's this tiny little subplot about how Beth's daemon really wants to see the village's lone local attraction: the petrified forest on the beach. It's been shaved down to be practically nonexistent but I still LOVE it, in part because I didn't make it up. There really is a petrified prehistoric forest in Cardigan Bay. Pretty much everything else in the book is fictional, including the village, but the forest is real. 📚 QOTD: What are you excited for this week? 📚 #book #bookstagram #bookish #booklove #bookstagrammer #booknerdigans #amreading #yalit #instareads #yanovel #amreadingya #amwritingfantasy #wip #writer #writersofinstagram #write #writerscommunity #creativewriting #amwriting #writerlife #writerscorner #writersofinsta #amediting #amwritingya #ladyofdaemons #aseuxal #asexualpride #asexuality #asexualawarenessweek
Fall vibes with a hot cappuccino and words on this chilly Monday 🍂 I haven’t posted much in the past month or so, mainly because I got a new job and the only time I could write was at night. Poor light = not the most aesthetically pleasing photos, let’s be honest. 😬 I’m spending my lunch break today at a Starbucks so that means I’m writing! In the daylight hours! It’s good to be back. My beloved story begs to be told even though it comes to me slowly. I lost a bit of hope trying to juggle my passion for writing and making a living in the past couple of months (I haven’t quite connected the two yet), but I'm told this is normal. The road isn’t always paved, and that’s okay. Writing a book is more like creating footprints in fresh snow. An untouched path. You only know for certainty the steps you’ve already taken, not the steps you’re going to take. It’s a comfort sometimes to look back on how far you’ve come, because that’s when the hope usually comes back. 🙂 Sending you happy writerly vibes 🖋
Just a reminder to keep writing! Where you start is *not* where you'll end😉 Be encouraged!
1,004 words today! Jumping from POVs. Stuck in the Hollow, an encounter is about to take place with a lost race of underground dwelling creatures. Also, our young sorceress is about to fight one on one with a famous Gothmirian Knight. #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #scrivener #ghostbath #fantasywriting #writer #fantasy #books #lordoftherings #author #dmmikulajr #epicfantasy #author #writingcommunity #writing #bookstagram #epicfantasy #darkfantasy
The face of someone who has been in 5 hours of meeting & is now grant budgeting. #academia #grantlife #science #amwriting
Write what you know. #writerlady
Out tomorrow!
Birmingham has sold out but you can still join me in #Cambridge for the last #writingretreat of the year at Cam ArtSpace. There will be words. There will be cake. There will be good stars. #Repost @writershq ・・・ Want to hear something truly terrifying? We've got one more retreat left this month and then we're into the last lot of the year. Time sure flies when you're busy mainlining tea and flapping about your word count. #Birmingham is already sold out and #Brighton isn't far behind. #Worthing is also still a fiver off because we're good like that. Anyway get off Instagram and go book your place. Link in bio, as always. #writingretreat #amwriting #amcrying #truehorror #wordcount #writegoals
It's been a busy semester here at #txst but we still had time to celebrate the writers in our MFA program on Friday. Here, third year fiction student, Jacob Moore (@lightsabreblues ) reads from his work at the KAP house in Kyle, TX! #amwriting #amreading #fiction #poetry Did you know we have a contest going on? Link in bio! #callforsubmissions
Dark Fantasy Update Since working on this project I’ve had a rush of ideas then none at all then more ideas but none I liked what I thought I knew about this project I’m beginning to question what I don’t know I can’t seem to figure out I’ve come to the realization that I should put this story away for now I don’t know when or if I will ever come back to it but if I do I know I will have to start over for my novel WIP I will be working on a new fantasy project that I’m really excited about • Have you ever had to start a project over? • • #writerslife #communityofwriters #wip #keepwriting #amwriting #indieauthor #brainstorming #writingcommunity #igauthorlife #authorsofinstagram #fiction #writingismyfreedom #screenwriter #writingabook #plotter #selfpublishing #penandpaper #bookish #creativewriting #writernetwork #filmmaker #workinprogress #literature #storyteller #writinginspiration #writingupdate
Elvira says she can’t put down these romantic suspense books! Love in Hiding and Love Uncovered available on kindle unlimited or for purchase at Amazon. http://smarturl.it/HidingAmz http://smarturl.it/UncoveredAmz #author #series #amwriting #writers #writerslife #boostagram #instabooks #instalove #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #romancereaders #romanceread #romanticsuspense #romanticsuspensebooks #romanticsuspensereaders #romanticsuspensestories #bookobsession #novel #novels #readers
My office is freshly painted and ready for #NaNoWriMo and revisions and projects! #amwriting #amrevising
: my Marley cheering for me unreservedly even though she’s 💯 #competing with me that’s the #real #victory 💞🏆💝 #OhThePlacesYoullGoMarley#GirlPowerGoodness#WomenSupportingEmpoweringAndInspiringOtherWomen
I'm back! Sorry for the absence. Research and life have been a little crazy and to be honest, it was a relief to unplug from social media for a week. But I think I'm ready to jump back in, especially as we gear up for #nanowrimo ! Doing some planning this week! 🙃⠀ -⠀ I was reflecting the other day about how I've really returned to the types of books I used to read as a child. It's so funny how so much of what I love reading now is in the same vein as the MG and YA books I read when I was growing up. Is it any wonder I've circled back around to writing SFF? lol What were some of the MG and YA titles you guys read growing up and are they similar to what you read now??⠀ -⠀ Here are some of the heavy hitters in my MG/YA years 📖 🗝️Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (because, of course)⠀ 🗝️The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander (anyone else read this?? SO CLASSIC. I didn't realize this was written in the 60s when I read it in elementary school)⠀ 🗝️Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher (a Shahrazad retelling/re-imagining?? YES.)⠀ 🗝️This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger (literally one of my favorite MG/YA sci fi books of that era) ⠀ 🗝️Hawksong (and the whole Keishara shapeshifter series) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes⠀ 🗝️anything Tamora Peirce⠀ 🗝️anything Scott Westerfeld⠀ -⠀ Let me know if any of you guys read these authors as well!! P.S. I'll be catching up on #readinginthemargins prompts tomorrow. Have a few new recs for ya'll 😉⠀ -⠀ #writersofinstagram #writinglife #writingcommunity #amwriting #novelwriting #nanoprep #preptober #igwritersclub #writersofig #indiewriter #writinggroup #amwritingscifi #readersofinstagram #readersofig #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booknerd #bookaddict #bookworm #bibliophile #amreading #amreadingscifi #readinglove #readinglife #booklover #childhoodbooks #mondaymotivation
PT 1. Test subject: POV protag, Arzaire . Looking back on it, it gets a bit angsty in the middlish. But at least I'm learning from the exercise! . This was one of the first prompts . #writing #writer #writerslife #writerscommunity #authortobe #write #shortstory #icarusstory #writersofig #scenes #writes #writtenword #written #creativewriting #fiction #story #draft #writinglife #amwriting #writes #firstdraft #manuscript
Nothing says “spooky” better than a misty lake and dew-dropped spider webs...#amiright ? #homesweethome 🕷🕸 #halloweenliving . . . #indieauthor #indie #amwriting #author #writer #book #indiebooks #selfpublishing #inspiration #love #bookish #bookstagram #horror #mystery
#AmWriting #Fantasy #Day22 of #October #WIPJoy ever dreamed about this #WIP ? ~*~ #OctLitWrit Day 22 is your #MC #Superstitious ? Salvia is a bit superstitious. Before her fiance sailed off into the sea she made offerings to her God of the Water, a Kraken named Calamar, to keep the seas calm and her sailor safe on his journey. ~*~ YES! When I'm curious about a scene or a characters backstory or future scenes just before bed, I end up dreaming about them that night. Sometimes they are fun and interesting, other times it's just plain weird or creepy. #Writergram #AuthorsJourney #LadyRed #Bookstagram
#Repost @croydon_lit_fest with @get_repost ・・・ It'd be heartbreaking to miss this. Bestselling author @mikegaylethenovelist (author of 15 bestsellers including his latest, The Man I Think I Know) and first-time novelist Justin Myers (author of The Last Romeo and widely admired as blogger @theguyliner in conversation with journalist and Mills & Boon author Elaine Canham about being a man in what’s still largely seen as a woman’s genre. No heaving bosoms in sight...😃 Book now, for Sat 27th October. LINK IN BIO #bookfest #bookfestival #litfest #croydonlitfest #croydonarts #croydonculture #literaryfestival #artsfestival #festivalgoer # #croydon #croydonlitfest #croydonarts #croydoncommunity #cronx #southlondon #CLF2018 #nationallotteryfunded #croydoncouncil #bookgroup #readinggroup #sharedreading #readingforlife #bookclub #author #crimewriting #womenwriting #amwriting #romanticfiction #eroticfiction
Peppermint pomegranate green tea is the perfect pick-me-up as I finish revisions on my WIP. #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #amrevising #wip #shifterromance #evernightpublishing
"The bus roared on. I was going home in October. Everybody goes home in October." -Jack Kerouac, On the Road. #amreading #amwriting #homesweethome #columbiariver #washingtonstate #reunion #friendswithbabies
Speaking of serials... 🐾 The 738 page monster that is #Fearless started life as a four-part serial, released in the fall of 2014. I started writing it out of spite after my fic was plagiarized, but quickly got sucked into the process. Those initial releases were tiny by comparison, but I had excited readers, and they felt huge at the time. Surreal, almost. Two million words later, and, wow, it feels so often like I go nowhere fast, but SO MUCH has happened in the world of this series since the very first Part One. Thanks for coming along on the ride, everyone. ❤️ There's more to come. 🐊🐾#amwriting #writerslife #DartmoorSeries #LeanDogsMC #books #series #bikers #outlaw #familydrama #darkreads #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #contemporaryfiction #LordHaveMercy #author #authorsofinstagram #bookworm #bibliophile
Book update! So as I mentioned a little while ago, I am going to be publishing my first children’s book soon and I want to start telling you a little bit more about it. - Lost Property is about a place where all the lost items in the world end up, and a boy called Ben who finds himself there on Christmas Eve, while looking for a model aeroplane that he built with his granddad. He meets Rodney Treacle, an elf in a lime green suit who promises to help him. From the dizzy heights of Umbrella Mountain to the creepy aisle of socks, they search all over Lost Property, but when the aisles start to shrink and boxes explode, Ben begins to wonder if someone is out to get him. - As things start to come together I will post more quotes and more illustrations and you can follow @onegraydot for even more sneak peeks! Scroll across to see an early character sketch of Ben. . . #childrensbooks #kidlit #kidsbooks #childrensauthor #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #book #newbook #christmasbook #lostproperty
No filter on the bright blue sky as I lay in the hammock (bundled up) trying to work out a vexing plot kink. #fallyall 🍁🍂 #amwriting
An afternoon at B&N with my writer bestie Niki: talking NaNoWriMo outlines and books we’ve loved. 📚 📚 I was at a roadblock with my plot after doing some research where I discovered a timeline complication. Good news though, I’m pretty sure we figured out a way through the complication while wandering the aisles of books! 📚 📚 #amwriting #nanowrimo #nano #amoutlining
Saturday will be purrfect weather for writing, so come along and write with us. #waywardwriters #melbournewriters #victorianwriters #writersvictoria #amwriting
A room without books is like a body without a soul
I love gathering books on craft. What are some of your favorite how to book? . . . #instawriters #whatwritersread #amwriting #writinginspiration
Welcome to this week's Mythic Monday. Today we are taking a look at the Banshee. • "The banshee -- Irish: Bean Sidhe; Scots Gaelic: Ban Sith -- originally meant a woman of the fairies.  She was a woman who had supernatural abilities, according to myth. She would release a loud, wailing scream that was believed to predict the death of a family member of the person who has heard it.  But where did the banshee come from?" • For the full article, you can find the link in bio or use the direct link below: • thestoriedimaginarium.com/2018/10/22/the-myth-of-the-banshee/ •
The Lello Bookstore is a bookstore located in the northern Portuguese city of Porto. It is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal and frequently rated among the top bookstores in the world 📚 The building still retains the rails and wooden cart once used to move books around the store between the shelves. Photo by @joethommas #bookstore #bookdragon #bookobsessed #shelfie #writerscommunity #writersofig #amwriting #amreading #instabook #bookstagram #author #heaven
One design is done! I love how it turned out. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book. Biddy says it to her best friend, Jo, when Jo wakes her up early(ish) for a beach run during their graduation trip. Jo doesn’t get her coffee...but Ian does. 😜 You can check out my my instagram story today to see how I painted it! Do you want one? Head over to my website and send me a note with your address! Website is in the bio. #amwriting #writingmerch #writersofinstagram
The next selection... #whatsspinning #amwriting
#nomore ..
I know its Monday. I just filmed a video for Wednesday, and wanted to share this extra with yall! My first attempt at vlog-style! Links in my bio!
What people think writing a book looks like versus what writing a book actually looks like (a lot of outlining) 🖋🖋 #amwriting
Happy cover reveal to Jana Aston!! I love this cover for GOOD TIME!! #Repost @janaaston (@get_repost ) ・・・ COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!!! ⭐️ I’m finally showing off the cover for Good Time! What do you think? 😍 (Release Day is Nov 6th!) ⭐️ All you need to do to enter the $25 gift card giveaway is follow me, like this post & comment below. Bonus if you tag a friend! ⭐️ #booksofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #janaaston #comingsoon #bookstagram #coverreveal #amwriting #books #reading #romcom
The first three books in the Ruthless Beings series are only US99c on Amazon right now! #amwriting #drama about #love #crime and #familylife #FAA2018 #FAA4 #fosteranauthor2018
Follow me for writing advice and prompts posted daily! ✏😊 I think a lot of us tend to be self-conscious about our writing because our early drafts aren't polished and publish-ready. The problem is, we compare ourselves to work that's already been edited and worked on through several iterations. No one's work is perfect. We all use adverbs and weak language where we shouldn't. The beauty of writing is that we can always go back and edit until we're satisfied. But if this need for perfection is too strong, it can hold us back from writing the story itself. Put the words on the page the way they are in your head. After you've done that, you can always go back through and clean up your work. #thepathtofiction #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writer #writing #writingcommunity #writerslife #amwriting #creativewriting #writingislife #writerscommunity #writingmotivation #motivation #writinginspiration #inspiration #writinghustle #advice #howtowrite #howtowriteabook #learntowrite #writerproblems #writing101 #youknowyoureawriterwhen #novelist #novelwriting #iwanttobeawriter #mondaymotivation
PLEASE READ THE TEXT BELOW. Faced before you are eight drinking containers. One of which, Mark considers to be far superior than the rest and is his most favourite of mugs. The others are simply used for display purpose only. It is your task as one of Mark's followers to figure out his most cherished piece of fine china. If enough people choose correctly then the correct choice will be revealed this Friday. But heed my warning, if not enough people guess the correct receptical then this game will be erased and will never be seen ever again. The choice is yours. Let the games begin. #unmaskingtheinsanity #horrorwriters #writersofinstagram #horrorstories #bookstagram #writers #aurhorsofinstagram #instabook #dark #read #bookstagrammer #bookworm #amwriting #writersofig #fiction #readers #readersofinstagram #book #writings #write #bookaddict #creativewriting #story #horror #instagrammers #writerscommunity #booklover #writing #writersofinstagram #writer #words
My temporary workspace for the evening. I don't usually write in my bedroom but unfortunately the living room was unworkable because my upstairs neighbours have Transfigured into screaming elephants. The joys of living in a flat 🙃 . . . . . #amwriting #writer #writing #writersofinstagram #writergram #write #writerslife #yawriter #yafantasywriter #fantasywriter #amwritingfantasy #writingcommunity #fictionwriter #writingspot #instawriter #instawrite #instagramwriterscommunity #igwriters #igwriter #igwritersclub #preptober #nanowrimo
I loved the questions you asked and I am hoping these answers help some of you are we approach NaNoWriMo. (Link in bio) #writer #QandA #pagesandpens #writerlife #nanowrimo #tips #tricks #howiwrite #amwriting #amediting #booktube #authortube #writingtips
So long LA. You were chill. Just like my kind-hearted Uber driver yesterday. . It was his second day on the job and he said he’d already gotten a few complaints that his car smelled like pot. . He was from Queens. He loved LA. He would’ve never met his girlfriend if he hadn’t moved there. He told me he was trying to make it in the music industry. He’d worked with Kanye a few times. Back home, his mom has bone cancer. He wants her to visit him in November so that he can show his apartment to her. . Halfway through the ride on the 10, he started heading into the lanes for the 405 to San Fernando until I said, “Is this the way to Santa Monica?” . He moseyed the Prius over to a narrow strip and waited until he could get into the lanes for Santa Monica. He said, “I miss a lot of turns. The glare is so bad.” . I said, “Maybe you could turn up the phone volume and let the voice guide you.“ He said, “That’s a good idea.” . .
Be an author they said. It'll be fun they said. Yeah until you gotta do all the legal shit. #jumpingthroughhoops #indiepublishing #amwriting #amfiling #amannoyed
Doing some editing and formatting today, it's time to dive into another round of edits to get the final polishes on FH. This probably should have been done earlier but I'll take this as a learning experience to make book 2 even better. - - - #bookmarks #markhalo #bookstagram #bookish #bookclub #bookworm #bookmarks #bookshelf #artwork #characteraesthetic #characterart #digitalart #portraitart #indieauthor #writerslife #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #yalovin #yabooks #scififantasy #fantasynovel #debutauthor #preordernow #preordergiveaway #amwriting
#100ad is a #fictional #story #told one post at a time. #tinystories #microtales #gramisode #29 #amwriting #amreading #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #mortified #boss #workinghard #caught #bing #chandlerisms #chandlerbing 029AD #flapping "Could I be any more mortified?" She resorted to the only thing her emergency toolbox could muster - a Chandlerism - whilst flapping her arms maniacally as though she were hoping to take off in flight. What she really wanted was the ground to open up and swallow her. Why was he not saying anything? Why were her arms still flapping? He held her gaze in all seriousness and then, just as she was about to pass out from the embarrassment; his face eased up and he smiled. "Honestly, that has made my day," he said. "I'm sorry for putting you on the spot, I just couldn't help myself. Bloody hilarious. I don't care if you print a few pages of your personal sh*t - you do good work." He walked over toward her holding out the printed paper. She took it from him, still struggling to come down from the blood rush. "See you at the board?" he asked. "You betcha," she replied. He chuckled again and left the room. She was reeling. You betcha? You betcha? WTF brain, she thought, you are really letting the side down here...
Picked up this little novel in the nonfiction section of the library—the subject is Vermeer, of whom I am an avid admirer. I’ll be reading this after I’ve finished Tess of the D’ubervilles ✨
"A strange sense of guilt—no—was it shame? It was a myriad of emotions that had accompanied these memories, though for the life of her, she wasn’t sure why. It certainly wasn’t her fault any of this was happening. She knew that from a rational perspective. But somehow, she felt—and it was as if her mind almost paused to sigh deeply—ashamed that this was all taking place." - from EscapingHim.com
One of main characters in the book I'm working on for #nanowrimo 🤗 she is my favorite thus far. Shes fisesty, stubborn and but cares deeply for the ones she loves. Currently working on the first few chapters before November! Can't wait to share more!😘 #NovelVow
Did my journaling with spectacular views. And a little bit of AHS watching as the sun set over Yosemite Valley. #neverwanttogohome #holidaying #writerslife
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