Hurrah! It is summer. A time when it becomes so hot you just can't do anything but lie down and read. Perfect for book nerds! In that vein, this week we thought we'd let you know what we'll be reading on the beach this summer. 1. Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot – I've been waiting for this book for years and years so cannot wait to read it whilst lazing on the … [Read more...] about Ten Books We’re Taking to the Beach
Archives for June 2015
Welcome to our writing advice column, where you'll find bestselling author Julie Cohen answering reader questions! Hit a roadblock or have a writing-related query? Drop them in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org and keep your eyes peeled for Julie’s response in later columns. This week, Julie tackles word counts. Dear Julie, I need help with length and … [Read more...] about Dear Julie – How Long Should My Book Be?
Reviewed by Kelly Allen Plum Kettle is fat. She hates the word, the world and all the people who stare at her for not fitting into the realms of super-skinny-supermodel. Plum works as an agony aunt for teenage girls, answering their emails about angst, self-harm and relationships. Working from home (well mostly in the local café), she uses the voice and appearance of Kitty, a … [Read more...] about Review – Dietland by Sarai Walker
Writing believable male characters is essential in story-telling, as it is likely that without strong characters, your story will suffer. Writing strong characters is a skill that can be developed with a little observation and some practice. When it comes to male characters, very often authors tend to be unable to portray a well rounded character. Female authors can especially … [Read more...] about Writing Believable Male Characters: What and What Not to Do
Shilpa Gupta is author of the novel entitled Ananya: A Bittersweet Journey, which was published earlier in the year. We interviewed Shilpa to find out more about the lady herself, to learn about her book, to get some tips on writing and getting published, and to get a sneak preview of her next book. Read on to learn what Shilpa had to say. Welcome to e-Books India, Shilpa! … [Read more...] about An Interview with Author, Shilpa Gupta