Rachel Reviews: Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight, Dreams of Gods and Monsters Author: Laini Taylor Genre: Fantasy (urban fantasy?) Format: Paperbacks Date completed: 26th July 2017, 29th July 2017, 13th August 2017 Goodreads Rating: 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars Blurb:  Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the … Continue reading Rachel Reviews: Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

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Rachel Reviews: Wilde Like Me

Title: Wilde Like Me Author: Louise Pentland Genre: Women's fiction Format: Hardback Completed: 31st July 2017 Goodreads rating: 3 stars Blurb:  Meet Robin Wilde! You'll make a friend for life and she'll take you on a journey you'll never forget ... Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist's assistant. She … Continue reading Rachel Reviews: Wilde Like Me

Writing Talk: First Drafts DO Matter

Almost everyone who has ever written anything has some advice to give other aspiring writers. From the cliches ("kill your darlings") to the genuinely useful ("don't rush"), there seems to be writing advice wherever you turn. Some of it, however, is just downright unhelpful. The worst writing advice I've ever received is "first drafts don't … Continue reading Writing Talk: First Drafts DO Matter