Meet Published Nanowrimo Author, Robin Burks

Inspirational, Nanowrimo, Writing
Robin Burks is one of my favourite authors to work with, and a former novel participant. I quite enjoyed her debut fantasy novel, Zeus Inc., which I reviewed last year. She also had some quite interesting thoughts on character development which might be useful to you when planning your novel. This year she's returned to discuss her Nanowrimo experience and promote the re-release of her novel through Biting Dog Publications, which she's currently celebrating with a book tour. Please give her a warm welcome. 1. Why did you originally choose to do Nanowrimo? A friend of mine told me about NaNoWriMo when I mentioned I was struggling with a novel idea I was working on (which later became Zeus, Inc.). I looked at the website and thought it could help…
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Three Hundred and Fifty… Two!

Blog Stuff
Today I was going to wrap up my series on disturbances in your writing, but then something very exciting happened: the number of people subscribed to Dianna's Writing Den reached three hundred and fifty. In fact, it reached three hundred and fifty-two. Usually I don't make a big deal of these markers, but three hundred and fifty seems like a really big deal. So today I'd like to say a few things about Dianna's Writing Den. The first is that I appreciate every single one of you, and that I'm thrilled to be forming such an amazing community of writers here at Dianna's Writing Den. I'm really proud of the work I do here and I'm glad to be helping all of you. I hope you'll stay with me on…
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Author Interview with Justin Ordonez

Author Interviews, Reading Related
Today's interview is a little different than usual. This week I am participating in the whirlwind blog tour for Justin Ordonez's YA novel(recommended for 18+), Sykosa. Next week I'll tell you more about the experience, but for now please enjoy this interview with Justin Ordonez and THEN check out the bottom of this page to find out how you can win big prizes from this blog tour, including $550 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of this novel. 1. Who or What is a Sykosa? Sykosa is a sixteen year old junior in high school. She’s the main character of a novel I’ve written by the same name. For a quick rundown, she attends a prestigious preparatory academy, is part of the school’s coolest clique,…
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