Welcome to the Fireblood blog tour. Fireblood is a YA fantasy book by Trisha Wolfe. I am not a heavy fantasy reader, but this one sounds amazeballs! hehe. I got my copy on NetGalley and will be reading it soon. For now, enjoy an awesome guest post from Trisha about the five things every writer should know. You are going to love her humor.
Series: Fireblood #1
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Pub. Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
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To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.
When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.
Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince’s first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.
When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.
But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.
1. Read READ. Read before, during, after you write your book, and keep reading.
Chocolate Research! It’s just as important to have your facts right as it is your grammar. Yeah…because that sentence was grammatically correct *winky face*
Naps Time management! In order to actually write, you need to carve some time out from your busy, hectic schedule. Try aiming for 2k a day, first thing in the morning , then staring at screen until noon; nap time then build your writing schedule from there.
Caffeine Stay motivated! No matter what, always find new, better way to keep yourself motivated. Watch movies that center on your book’s theme, listen to inspiring music that reminds you of your characters. Two pots of coffee a day Eat healthy and drink lots of water—take random breaks to exercise to keep the motivating endorphins pumping.
Twitter random, meaningless ramblesSocial media! Get out there and develop a following before your book is published. But don’t do it with the intension to sell your book to your friends and followers, be sincere and TALK to your audience.
I’m the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY’S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), ASTARTE’S WRATH NA Historical/Supernatural, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, December 2013. My NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS and my NA Contemp THE DARKEST PART are available now.
A proud business owner, I’m partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who’s the sounding board for my male characters.
Awesome post! I am starting this book today 🙂 Great tips there – Thank you!
Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.
Yaaa, hope you love it.
Diane Subsits Lynch
Great post. I love the advice….Thank you!
I hope it is useful!
Yes, research is a must! There’s nothing worse than reading something you’re so familiar with only to realize that the author’s data is inaccurate. Happy Thanksgiving, Jennifer!
I totally agree. Great point.
Awesome! I love her books.
Happy to hear it.
Always an awesome blog & Trisha is an awesome author 🙂 YAY!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
hehe, thanks so much!
Loved the post Trish:) Happy Thanksgiving Jen and Trish this sounds like an interesting fantasy!
Happy thanksgiving to you too!
I think more people need to pay attention to the ‘not trying to sell your book to your friends and followers’. I get really fed up sometimes by people constantly trying to ram their book down your throat.
Happy Thanksgiving ☺
I know what you mean. It’s such a fine line to walk but I would prefer if people didn’t try to sell me things.
I really like how you specified on research. I think that so many writers leave out research and it handicaps greatness. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Thank you for the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book
Hope you get a chance to read it.
Love the cover! Congrats Trisha 🙂 Great post Jennifer!
Such a great cover, right?
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
Great post Jennifer, I loved the author tips! This book looks really good, I have a copy from Netgalley and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing!
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
Awesome. I got my copy from there too. I really hope it’s good.
Ahh! This post was so funny 😀 A lot of great tips here too. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.
I had a great Thanksgiving. I hope yours was great too.