Hey guys! If you follow my social media accounts, you may have seen some rumored cover images for Rise to Hope, Book 2 in the Celestial Downfall Trilogy. Well, I’m happy to announce the official book cover is done! Here it is with the first sneak-peek blurb! I’m giving myself a hard deadline of December 2017 … More Cover Reveal! Book 2 in the Celestial Downfall Trilogy
This review is for writers and contains huge spoilers. You’ve been warned! Marissa Meyer achieved the goal all traditional-bound writers pine for. She wrote her book, agonized over her query letter, submitted to her dream agents, and landed a Big 5 book deal on her first agent. More on Marissa’s Query and publication history at the end … More The Query Letter that Landed a Dream Agent & Big 5 Book Deal : A Book Review of Cinder for Writers
There’s a great selection over at NY Times Bestseller Rebecca Hamilton’s May Book Fair (MOST priced $0.99-$2.99 for at least part of the duration of the fair.) My readers will enjoy the YA offers the most, so be sure to scroll down to the YA section and take a look. If you liked Fallen to … More May Book Fair is Here!
As we approach the summer months, there will be a few Twitter Pitch contests opening up. These are amazing opportunities to get professional feedback on your work. A lot of people enter these contests with the intention of winning some sort of lottery and landing an agent, and while that can happen, it’s better to … More 4 Tips to a Stellar Twitter Pitch
I’ve discovered the most wonderful drug. You must have heard of it. Books, literature, the written word? One taste of “prose” and you’ll be gone for hours, maybe even days, only coming out of your stupor with drool running down your face and a jolt of lucid awareness that’ll have you asking for more. Should … More Satire Post: Warning, Books are Drugs!
A fantasy and post-apocalyptic novel published by Simon & Schuster, written by New York Times Bestselling author Kresley Cole offers insight to writers, analyzed by AJ Flowers. … More 5 Lessons Learned by Analyzing a Big 5 Novel: Poison Princess
It’s a reader’s world and there is never a shortage of free ebooks to read. But it can be difficult to know which ones are worth your time. I want to start a blog series where I take look through what’s available and offer my readership a short recommendation. Here are today’s free ebooks, enjoy! … More Today’s Recommended Free eBooks (March 5, 2017)
Today I’m going to focus on a critical story flaw that’ll get stories rejected, including mine. This is when your MC (main character) is considered “passive.” A passive MC is when he or she does not influence the story development, and rather outside sources, circumstances, or coincidences drive the story instead. A good rule of thumb … More 3 Sneaky Mistakes That’ll Get Your Story REJECTED!
Today I’m happy to interview a member of Scribophile, a dedicated writer’s community. H.S. Cook was raised in Essex, UK and when she’s not writing, she’s doing her job as a molecular biologist! I find that many writers have the coolest day jobs. We’re neat people, am I right? Let’s jump into the conversation: AJ: What do you … More Interview – H.S. Cook
I had one of those enlightening moments recently that highlighted the power of expectation. I began a new level of Japanese classes and have a new teacher. This is one of the intermediate level courses and she’s a lot tougher than what I’m used to, but I’m excited about it because I know I’m going to be … More How Japanese Class Improved my Writing