This is a short break from my blog hiatus. Recently, one of my fellow authors invited me to help out with an online book launch via Facebook. After I shoved my nervousness aside, I enjoyed every moment of it. E. Rose Sabin, the author of the newly released, The Twisted Towers, dedicated a lot of pre-planning, planning, … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo! My Involvement in The Twisted Towers Book Launch
When I was a kid, I loved watching Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. The toys were considered misfits because they possessed some defect and nobody seemed to want them. For example, there is a cowboy that rides an ostrich, a bird that swims, a winged bear, and a boat that … Continue reading Island of the Misfit Stories and What To Do About Them!
At this present time, I don't consider myself an "active Indie Author". To clarify any confusion, let me explain. Yes, I do have two books out in the world. Yes, you can find them on Amazon. Yes, you can purchase them on Amazon. Please do. Sometimes, you may have the vampire novel, due to KDP … Continue reading Can you afford to be an Indie Author?
Soon, the year 2018 will roll on in. Looking back to all that I've accomplished, in spite of the struggle and medical hardships (yup, maybe I'll share that someday), I can finally admit that I'm amazed and proud of myself. Before I sat down to type this post, I had to think back on every … Continue reading 2017 Year-End Reflection AND 10 Reasons Why I Plan on 2018 Being Even Better!
According to HowStuffWorks.com, Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you've not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. ... In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time. I've had recurring dreams, but the … Continue reading What Do Recurring Themes Say About You as a Writer?
I have a lot of New Year's resolutions for 2018 and I plan on sharing them in upcoming posts! One of goals is to write more often on this blog, even if it's really brief. Another goal I have is to write more book reviews. It's important to support other authors. Books are important and … Continue reading The Priceless Importance of Leaving a Book Review!
On Twitter, I discovered this hashtag: #MSWL. For those of you who don't know, it stands for Manuscript Wish List. There's even a website dedicated to this where agents and editors can share with writers what kind of manuscripts they specifically want in their inboxes! Groovy, baby. Just groovy. As a writer, I've always had … Continue reading How Million Yen Women Inspired My Revised Author Wish List!
Writing high fantasy is not for the hobbyist. It takes perseverance, cleverness, and lots of dedicated time. I'm currently completing the second phase of world building for a high fantasy series that's been haunting my waking and dreaming hours for quite some time. About three years actually. Adara Trosclair, for whom this blog is named … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 27
I noticed the title of this article on another author's news feed and I wondered why Manchester is an "Indie author hotspot". I considered the title could possibly be clickbait and ignored my curiosity. But I don't think that any longer. There must be some connection. Why? Because now Amazon.co.uk is launching a … Continue reading Why is Manchester an “Indie Author Hotspot” ?
According to Mr. Wikipedia, "'Had I but known' is a form of foreshadowing that hints at some looming disaster in which the main character laments his or her course of action that came before some other series of unfortunate events or actions and classically, the narrator never makes explicit the nature of the mistake until both the narrator … Continue reading Had I But Known . . . Or, You Wrote it, Now Sell It!