Wednesday links: Dips in creativity and subplots

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Cover reveal: What The Valley Knows, by Heather Christie

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Sometimes, it’s a single line in summary that hooks me. That isn’t to say that the rest of the summary isn’t good or interesting, just that that one line is incredibly intriguing.

A lot of summaries try to pull it off, but end up with something a little closer to cliched. That’s not the case for What The Valley Knows, by Heather Christie. The last line of this summary, which I’ll show you in a moment, grabbed my attention and has yet to let go.

Add in the fact that this cover pulls back to mind the romance in the story, and you’ve got yourself a cover that shouldn’t have too much trouble selling the book. Click on through to take a look.

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Updated book recommendation: Pure, by Julianna Baggott

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(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

Let me start this off with a disclaimer: It’s been a few years since I last read Pure, by Julianna Baggott. It’s a testament to the book, however, that I still remember it well enough to write this updated recommendation.

There’s a part of me that’s still a bit surprised by how much I loved this novel. See, Pure falls into the realm of Science Fiction, which is a genre I generally don’t enjoy. Yet it’s a novel I very highly recommend.

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Wednesday links: Fatal submission fails

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Cover reveal: Love, Secrets and Absolution, by K.L. Loveley

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Sometimes, I read a novel’s summary and my mind starts spiralling. Not in a bad way, but rather in one of the best ways possible.

When I read the summary for K.L. Loveley’s Love, Secrets and Absolution, my mind immediately filled with questions. I’m willing to bet those same questions will at least cross your mind once you give it a look through–all but one, that is.

What question won’t cross your mind? Well, I wanted to know what the cover looked like, because it hadn’t been released yet. Today, I’m happy to help reveal it.

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