Just click on The Goth Insider to read my first post.
Added by Amber Skye Forbes on May 26, 2010 at 12:11pm —
Take a look at BookScan’s bestselling juvenile titles for the week ending April 25: an astounding 73% were titles from one of several series.
But these are not your Baby-Sitters’ Club of yesteryear: “Harry Potter turned the whole paperback series notion on its head,” says Megan… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on May 26, 2010 at 9:16am —
My FIRST Book Review
!! The Turning: What Curiosity Kills,
by Helen Ellis.
Fun and easy read.
Added by Sheri Larsen on May 26, 2010 at 6:38am —
On a stormy night in 1995, a baby's crying can be heard. It floats through the halls and drifts under the crack of the door.
The father's eyes snap open. He stands, limbs groaning and creaking. Although he grumbles all the way, his expression softens at the sight of the baby. So small, so helpless. Such a miracle of life.
"A long, long time ago," he sings, his voice melodic and somnolent. "I can still remember how that music used to make me smile..."
He rocks… Continue
Added by Alex Gartner on May 21, 2010 at 4:47pm —
Is your TBR pile toppling over? Stop by my blog to enter to win one
of four bookcases. Ends 6/12 and is open to all US residents.
Added by Book Butterfly Kim on May 21, 2010 at 2:52pm —
MAJOR BLING ON MY BLOG
!! Contest runs for three weeks!! Come be part of the action. I have a 10 book GIVEAWAY, and a Zany CONTEST that will knock your socks off! Signed books by amazing authors, major critiques, and even a SKYPE Conversation!!
Added by Sheri Larsen on May 21, 2010 at 8:18am —
Here is a very inspirational blog post by one of our members regarding her experience with YALITCHAT and the friends made here.
I love this post. Please comment and share your experience.
Added by Georgia McBride on May 18, 2010 at 9:00am —
Today, the GRAFFITI WALL is hosting our very own Lily Maiden. Come see what she had to say. She's really funny and such a gem.
Added by Sheri Larsen on May 18, 2010 at 6:14am —
Ever receive an evaluation of your work that left you scratching your head?
Goodreads is not my favorite forum. It's clumsy and out-dated, but there are some incredible writers there. Recently I faced the challenge in one of my groups to write a piece of flash fiction. Not my forte. It was a fun venture, and I felt really pleased with the outcome. Of course the test is in the response. How will people receive your work?
The authors didn't hate it. That's the good news, but… Continue
Added by Crystal Collier on May 17, 2010 at 11:30am —
I am hosting a contest on my blog. The winner will recieve his/her choice of either Horns or Ruined, both hardcovers, virtually new (one owner -me), PLUS a one-of-a-kind designed-by-me book mark. Love to have you check it out :)
Added by marcy on May 15, 2010 at 10:13am —
Stop by to win one of two ARC copies
I have of Faithful by Janet Fox. Contest ends 6/5 and is open to all U.S. residents. Also- check out the guest post
Janet Fox was gracious enough to agree to- it's really fab!
About the book:
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bennet’s life… Continue
Added by Book Butterfly Kim on May 15, 2010 at 10:00am —
One of the most challenging tasks for a writer is to consistently "keep the faith" in their projects and their work. It is difficult to prop one's chin up at times, especially when waiting for an agent to return a query. My love for this beautiful and splendid world always inspires me to continue writing. The Fairy Lore of Ghost Horse Hollow is an exploration of humankind's relationship to Nature ... past, present, and future. The characters understand the importance of environmental… Continue
Added by Anne Severn Williamson on May 14, 2010 at 12:30pm —
On June 7, The New Yorker will publish a double fiction issue in which it will name 20 individuals under the age of 40 whom they believe to be the most talented and important American writers of their generation. The authors who are being considered for the list have been told that they will be notified on Friday, or Monday at the latest, whether they have made the cut. Right now, they're waiting anxiously while the fiction editors at the magazine, led by Deborah Treisman, make… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on May 12, 2010 at 11:04am —
May 12, 2010
The Children's Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child a Reader, Inc. (the CBC Foundation), announced the winners of the third annual Children's Choice Book Awards at a gala in New York City last evening. Children across the country voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on May 12, 2010 at 10:30am —
Stop by to win a signed copy
of Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey! Ends 6/10 and is open to all US Residents.
And be sure to read Beth's guest post
Added by Book Butterfly Kim on May 12, 2010 at 8:36am —
GRAFFITI WALL interviews Caroline Rose Starr today!! Historical middle-grade author of MAY B., scheduled for release September 2011!!…
Added by Sheri Larsen on May 11, 2010 at 6:23am —
The writing is going well. I am over halfway finished with the WIP now titled, The Secret Key. I am having a lot of fun with this book and hope to maybe take it out into the world this time. It takes a village as they say.
My weekly post at Murder by 4 is now up, and it is all about catchy openings.
I am also very busy editing photos of a rodeo for the group who… Continue
Added by Kim Smith on May 6, 2010 at 7:30pm —
The GRAFFITI WALL is proud to share some insight LM Preston shared in her interview. Now this is a lady with a ton of wisdom.
Added by Sheri Larsen on May 4, 2010 at 6:44am —
I am working on a breakdown for a secondary character. He is not a main player but he is a strong second. Things that he does moves the story along and changes its direction. He is a favorite person to the main character so he almost qualifies as a… Continue
As I wait out these storms that have had the tornado sirens running amok all night last night and all day today and apparently all night again tonight, I decided to get a little writing done.
Added by Kim Smith on May 1, 2010 at 10:16pm —
The first draft of my first novel is complete. I am excited beyond words. It is a feeling I want to share with other aspiring authors. I want them to experience it for themselves. And so, as a gift from me to you, I've written eight things all aspiring authors should have.
Keep in mind that this is an article from the perspective of a fifteen-year-old writer who desires more fame than his knowledge can back up. You've been warned. Take my advice with mountainous piles of… Continue
Added by Alex Gartner on May 1, 2010 at 3:04pm —