22 posts tagged creative writing

Mini Podcast #4: Where I Ramble About Title Reveals and Brilliant Beta Readers

Hello lovely readers and listeners! Welcome back to more mini podcast fun! This one's a regular-ish recap of the last week or so of my #writerslife! http://helenscheuerer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Author-Update-4.mp3 In episode #4, I tell you all about how the Heart of Mist celebrations went last week, ...

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Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer Book Launch

Monthly Recap: August & September 2017

Every now and then, you just have to admit defeat and August's recap was one of those times. Amidst the chaos of launching a book, it just wasn't going to happen. So that's why you're getting two for the price of one this month... My Books Heart of Mist, Book I: The Oremere Chronicles Goodness me, where do I ...

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Excerpt: Heart of Mist Prologue

Hello lovely readers! I'm so thrilled to be able to share a little snippet from my upcoming novel, Heart of Mist. This excerpt was originally published on Wonderfully Bookish. Prologue The branches of the canopy were like springs beneath the balls of her feet, making her lighter than air as she leaped from one ...

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Monthly Recap: July 2017

Another month has ended, but this one's a little different to the rest... The end of June marks just one month until Heart of Mist hits the shelves. As always, there's a million and one things happening so I'm going to dive right in...       My Books Heart of Mist, Book I: The Oremere ...

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BookTag - I Dare You

#BookTag: I Dare You

So I'm very new to the whole 'book tag' scene, but I came across the 'I Dare You' book tag on Raven & Beez's blog, and was so intrigued that I fell into an internet black hole reading through numerous posts (PaperFury, It Starts At Midnight, Dinosoaur to name a few...).   I loved this tag ...

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Cover Reveal: Heart of Mist, The Oremere Chronicles

I'm so completely over the moon to finally be able to share with you the cover for my upcoming novel Heart of Mist! Earlier this week, the cover was revealed exclusively on Writer's Edit, but in case you missed it, here she is in all her glory...     If you follow this blog, you'll know that ...

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Why I Turned Down Traditional Publishing Options To Go Indie

In February's recap, I mentioned that one of the Big 5 had expressed interest in Heart of Mist, and how that *might* have thrown me into a state of emotional turmoil... I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you about my decision in a little more depth... I’ve always been absolutely intrigued by indie ...

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Monthly Recap: February 2017

How surreal is it that we're already saying goodbye to February? It was a short month for sure! As always, there's been a lot going on, and as always, I'm running late with this recap. I'm not even sorry. I've had a tonne of freelance work, and have had some exciting new developments with my books, so life's been a ...

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On Writing And Editing Sex Scenes In Fiction

Since getting stuck into the structural edit of my novel, I've been doing a lot of reading about sex scenes in fiction. When should they be included? What makes them work? What makes them fail spectacularly? What warrants a 'Literary Review’s Bad Sex Award'? Originally, there was only one sex scene in my novel, ...

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Monthly Recap: April 2016

So, I'm well overdue with my monthly recap, and I've been wondering how to handle it. It has been an incredibly overwhelming month for all aspects of my life, and at this rate, by the time I actually get this post written, it'll be mid-May... How did that happen? There's so much I still need to do before we hit the ...

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