I feel like authors deserve so much from the readers. I believe that authors are people who really connect with us. It was actually an author who I "sorta" owe my life to. Authors and their words make us feel and they can help us.
In this event, I want to get to know the authors. I’d like to get interviews or blog posts about THEM in connection to their book. Who is the mind behind each author?
For each post, I leave links to connect with the author. Please take the time to use one of those links and leave a message for each author, if you can. It can be towards the book or it can be something as easy as “I love the post you wrote on Out of Time! <33”
Lindsay Cummings has already been on my blog! She's loads of fun and such a nice person! I love her Instagram account too! She's a debut author of The Murder Complex, which I will be reviewing in June! I definitely recommend it :D And I hope you love her post too! <33
Writing Advice! - With Lindsay CummingsI used to write these crazy short stories when I was a little kid. They were about talking animals and Lazy Monsters who wouldn’t clean their rooms, a magical pair of roller-skates…kid stuff!
I went back and read some of them recently…and while they weren’t exactly NYT bestsellers, they were the building blocks to my writing career. And I’m SO thankful that I wrote them! (…and that my mom kept them all!)
Obviously, writing has always been there for me. But it wasn’t until I got older, when I graduated high school, that I really started to take it seriously.
I remember driving down the Austin, TX, to meet Lauren Oliver, the first day of her DELIRIUM book tour. I asked her a question about writing. Her advice? Read and write EVERY…SINGLE…DAY.
Writing is a muscle! If you don’t work it out, it will just deflate. Even if you’re just journaling, writing about nonsense, it’s helping more than you know! I’m not a scientist or anything, but I remember in science class, my teacher told me that if you make something a pattern, it will become habit over time. Teaching yourself to WRITE before you watch TV, WRITE before you go hang out, WRITE before you get online and spend hours on Pinterest (guilty!) will eventually become something you just DO.
And you’ll be shocked at how much you end up accomplishing!
Thanks for checking out my blog and remember:
Be kind to one another. - Ellen