Writing Tips

Shannon’s Top Three Tips for Writing Romance

It's February, so romance is in the publishing air. Whether or not you write romance novels or have romantic subplots in your work, almost every writer has had to think through a couple's relationship in their work.  Here are my top three tips for writing romance. 1. Read Romance: As Stephen King famously said, "If… Continue reading Shannon’s Top Three Tips for Writing Romance

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CTP Free Book Weekend!

Hey, guys! I know it’s been a while. I miss blogging so much, not going to lie, but it’s still super hard to fit it into my schedule. Hopefully, one day. But today is a super fun day because my publisher Clean Teen Publishing is hosting a free book weekend! Below you can browse all… Continue reading CTP Free Book Weekend!

Author Announcements

Back to Blogging!

Hey, everyone! I’m back, but the major change around here will be my posting day. Instead of Mondays, I will post every Saturday. It should be easier to remember. I mean, I’m SAT…and I’ll post on SATurdays. Aside from one exception… This year I’m a featured author in YASH, a.k.a. The Young Adult Scavenger Hunt.… Continue reading Back to Blogging!

Author Announcements

I Am Back! (With Changes & Celebration!)

I’m back! (As promised.) And below, you can read about new changes coming to http://www.ShannonAThompson.com. I will post articles only on Mondays. These articles will be brand-new writing tips and publishing advice across various spectrums. I am discontinuing my Website Wonders and Ketchup series, and I’m officially stepping away from Coffee & Cats, my YouTube… Continue reading I Am Back! (With Changes & Celebration!)

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#WW Penned Con St. Louis & Natasha Hanova Interview!

As you’re reading this, I’m probably packing books and trinkets and other wonderful goodies for Penned Con St. Louis! Last year, I attended this awesome convention as a reader, and I’m ecstatic to be attending this year as an author! Penned Con is on September 23 & 24 in St. Louis, Missouri, and I will… Continue reading #WW Penned Con St. Louis & Natasha Hanova Interview!

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#WW I Love Free Readers

What is a free reader? A reader who only reads free books. In a market where millions of books are listed as free across all platforms, free readers have become a common occurrence…and they’ve also caught a lot of flak. First, I want to clarify that I’m not talking about people who steal books by… Continue reading #WW I Love Free Readers

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#SATurdate: Book Release, Stranger Things, A Thousand Pieces of You, & Swiss Army Man

What I’m Writing: First and foremost, Dreammare—my YA fantasy—moved on in Adventure’s in YA Publishing’s Red Light / Green Light writing competition! That means I’m in the TOP FIVE! I am thrilled to be here, and I’ve loved reading everyone’s work so far. Next week, the winner is announced, and honestly, these manuscripts sound bomb.… Continue reading #SATurdate: Book Release, Stranger Things, A Thousand Pieces of You, & Swiss Army Man

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#SATurdate: Peaky Blinders, Embassy Row 3, Dido, & Don’t You Cry

What I’m Writing: Right now, I have three manuscripts complete: Take Me Tomorrow, Take Me Yesterday (though I need to edit it), and the mysterious D. Now, I add the equally mysterious S. I’m still on a bit of a writing hiatus, but S is a manuscript I’d love to chase after the Tomo Trilogy… Continue reading #SATurdate: Peaky Blinders, Embassy Row 3, Dido, & Don’t You Cry

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Website Wonders

Every month, I share all of the websites I come across that I find helpful, humorous, or just awesome. Below, you’ll find all of February’s Website Wonders categorized into Writing, Reading Fun, and Creepy Inspirational. Oh, and there’s a wonderful poem you should listen to. It’s well worth it. If you enjoy these websites, be… Continue reading Website Wonders

Writing Tips

#WritingTips Music Muse and Tricks

If you would like a signed copy of any book in The Timely Death Trilogy, e-mail me at shannonathompson.com. Barnes & Noble in Wichita has a few copies left from the Valentine's Day Romance Author Event this past Saturday. It was AWESOME. I met some wonderful readers and authors. Thank you for coming out! ~SAT ...… Continue reading #WritingTips Music Muse and Tricks