Tonight I’m hosting a Facebook Live Launch Party to celebrate the release of my novel, Lies Left Behind! Check out the link here: https://fb.me/e/2ujxWVBC7 I’ll be reading the first two chapters of the book, hosting a Q&A, and holding a raffle! Those who show up to the livestream will earn a raffle ticket and beContinue reading “Launch Party!”
Today is the day! It’s RELEASE DAY! Who else is excited? Can’t just be me and Anna! I am happy to announce that my first novel, Lies Left Behind is now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback on Amazon! Here’s the link: Lies Left Behind: Gordon, Maryssa: 9798528851174: Amazon.com: Books I will be hostingContinue reading “It’s Release Day!”
My 25th birthday was yesterday, so I’m going to celebrate by giving you guys a list of 25 writing prompts to kickstart your writing: Who was your favorite teacher? Describe your favorite meal. Describe an average day in the life of a household object What is your first memory? Develop a story based on aContinue reading “25 Writing Prompts for my 25th Birthday!”
Good morning, beautiful people! I am pleased to announce that my novel, Lies Left Behind, will be released on July 27 on Kindle and paperback! And I am pleased to reveal the cover, designed by Eve A. Hard on Fiverr. If you’re looking for a cover design, check out her handle Harbingerdesign! Hattie’s alcoholic fatherContinue reading ““Lies Left Behind” Cover Reveal”
If you’re new to writing, or not used to writing for a younger audience, you may not know the true difference between middle grade, young adult, and new adult. Well, look no further! Below, you will find the age ranges, characteristics, word counts, what sets them apart, and examples.
If you’re a writer, no matter what level, you’ve heard of the golden rule of writing: show don’t tell. What does that really mean, though? Showing is when you use description, dialogue, body language, and setting to convey what you want to the reader. Telling is basically just throwing it all at them. When youContinue reading “The Golden Rule: Show Don’t Tell”
If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve probably heard of the cardinal sin of using a prologue or epilogue in your book. But it’s not really a bad thing to use them. Sometimes they’re just unnecessary. Here is my guide to using prologues and epilogues.
Everyone gets writer’s block. It’s bound to happen. But you’re never truly blocked. Check out the three ways I fight writer’s block: Writer’s Toolbox This is my favorite way to beat back writer’s block. I actually used my Writer’s Toolbox to work out the plot for Lies that Bind and my new WIP, She AlmostContinue reading “The Three Ways I Fight Writer’s Block”
I used to struggle with writing dialogue. It came off stiff and unrealistic. And I couldn’t tell one character apart from another. But over the years, I’ve found that these tips have helped me improve my dialogue. Read Your Dialogue Out Loud This has been the best piece of advice that I’ve ever received. ReadingContinue reading “How to Write Realistic, Effective Dialogue”
My area of expertise is Young Adult (YA) contemporary fiction. I write novels that focus on teenagers in today’s modern world. Usually, my work has romance blended in, but for the purpose of today’s blog, I will be discussing YA as a whole. If you need help getting started on your book, check out myContinue reading “The Characteristics of YA Fiction”