How to Build Your Characters in Six Easy Steps


by Nat Leblanc So you’ve got a great idea for a novel or story that you’re DYING to tell. The premise is profound, the symbolism is subtle, and the big reveal at the end is going to blow your readers’ minds. You throw together an outline and show it to an editor friend. They […]

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Review: Love, life and everything else


LifeLoveAndEverythingElse

one-star-rating

Read on August 15, 2014

Recommended for: Anyone who wants some editing practice

Synopsis: Meet Sarah, a nine-year old girl with a talent for painting and an adoptive family who supports her in everything she does. She lives a happy life with her foster-father who is her idol and her foster-mother who loves her unconditionally. Little does she know that her past will come back to haunt her and an atrocity that happened nine-year ago would come to light. What will be Sarah’s reaction when she is subjected to a past that she has no knowledge of?

Sandy is scared, worried and somewhat irritated because of the weird voices she hears from the attic above. With the help of her best friend, Anne, she decides to find out the source of this all racket but what will she find hidden up there? Would the truth shock her?

Will the frail, old and lonely novelist who had managed to incur an emotion so inside him be able to change the course of his life?

Self-made and hardworking Jenny was looking forward to the opening ceremony of her novel when she is subjected to the hatred and scorn of her best friend, Cindy and made a laughingstock in town. Will Jenny be able to hold her head high? Continue reading

Lá breithe shona duit


What does ‘Lá breithe shona duit’ mean?

Can you guess now?

It means: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

That was in Gaelic, just in case some of you were wondering…

It’s Coffee2Words’ 2nd birthday and boy did that come around fast. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging and reviewing for 2 years. Wow.

Book theme second birthday cake

What says ‘happy birthday’ to a book nerd more than a cake in the shape of a book?

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Edge of Darkness – a glimpse inside Vanessa Skye’s mind


Part three of my Edge of Darkness week begins now…

I asked Vanessa Skye to write a guest post about her research style and how she perseveres through the hard slog that is being a writer. Here’s what she had to say.

Say Hi to Vanessa Skye.

Say Hi to Vanessa Skye.

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