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!
Tag: November Rain
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!)
#SATurdate: Sequel Sneak Peeks, The Light Between Oceans, Rook, & Cupcakes.
What I’m Writing: I’m back on the Bad Bloods train with a brand-new outline and a continued plan after getting stuck in writing quicksand 38,000 words in. I actually have an article about WHAT was wrong with it coming out on Wednesday, so look out for that. It has something to do with my female… Continue reading #SATurdate: Sequel Sneak Peeks, The Light Between Oceans, Rook, & Cupcakes.
#BookRelease Bad Bloods: November Rain!
Bad Bloods: November Rain released TODAY! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads I cannot express how grateful I am to be here today. Bad Bloods was my first publication, but it is so much more than that. On March 16, 2003, my mother suddenly passed away from a drug overdose, and I was left with an overwhelming range… Continue reading #BookRelease Bad Bloods: November Rain!
#SATurdate: Good Morning Call, Bad Bloods 3, Top Ten, & Serial
What I’m Writing: My YA fantasy, Dreammare, moved onto the third round of Adventure's in YA Publishing's Red Light/Green Light competition! That means I’m in the top ten! Read the opening page here. This week, I also wrote in BB, which is my second attempt at a contemporary YA, but I only have the first chapter… Continue reading #SATurdate: Good Morning Call, Bad Bloods 3, Top Ten, & Serial
#SATurdate: Cassandra Clare, Content Disclosure, and Lemon Cookies
I met Cassandra Clare this week! She is definitely one of my favorite YA writers, so I jumped at the opportunity to meet her. We even geeked out over Twitter before the event, and I had two books signed by her. She is super sweet, and I definitely recommend attending her events if she comes… Continue reading #SATurdate: Cassandra Clare, Content Disclosure, and Lemon Cookies
#SATurdate: Signed Books, Cherry Cookies, Everything Everything, & The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The book signing in Barnes & Noble went so well! I met so many great readers, and I was able to share that experience with amazing authors. If you would like a signed copy of The Timely Death Trilogy, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Barnes & Noble has a few copies left, and they will… Continue reading #SATurdate: Signed Books, Cherry Cookies, Everything Everything, & The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
#SATurdate: Fortitude, Splintered, The Beat Generation, & Broken Elbows
Sometimes I feel like I get everything done with no issues. Other times I feel like I get nothing done working my butt off. Such is life. I’ll let you choose which one. 😉 What I’m Writing: As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with Take Me Yesterday, but then, the funniest thing happened.… Continue reading #SATurdate: Fortitude, Splintered, The Beat Generation, & Broken Elbows
#WritingTips What I Learned Rewriting a Seven-Year-Old Novel
Every Monday I take a popular post from the past, and I recover it with new information and approaches. Today’s topic is more relevant than ever. I first tackled this topic over a year ago, explaining what it was like to rewrite November Snow, my first published novel from 2007, but, at the time, I… Continue reading #WritingTips What I Learned Rewriting a Seven-Year-Old Novel
#SATurdate: Shadowhunters, Bad Bloods Shorts, BuzzFeed Books, and Zombie Clowns
Today was one of those crazy whiplash weeks where writing wasn’t the best, and then encouragement brought it all back! Keep chasing the dream. What I’m Writing: I basically skipped a section of Take Me Yesterday and continued to write in it, so I am moving forward, but I’m still struggling with it. (I always… Continue reading #SATurdate: Shadowhunters, Bad Bloods Shorts, BuzzFeed Books, and Zombie Clowns