Introducing… A Quintillion Reads!

A brand new book club giving indie authors the chance to gain four book reviews from keen readers! Myself and my brand new team of book reviewers are proud to present A Quintillion Reads – a new book club featuring myself and three other amazing book reviewers, all ready to support the indie authors in…

King Of Flames – Book Review

“Before she could even muster a scream, it overtook her. And the world was gone.” Book review number eight is here! I have to say straight away that this book was probably one of my favourites so far for the club. (Definitely up there with The Haunting Of Hattie Hastings by Audrey Davis, which, as…

Revenge Comes Calling – Book Review

“You’ve given us all a bad name, boyo. Your jail cell is a good place for you.” The Books Of All Shades team are busy working through that long submission list and coming up with some awesome new ideas for the club behind the scenes. (Stay tuned!) However, the next book under the spotlight from…

How Important Is A Book Review?

A good book review can be the difference between success and failure for an author. I’m guessing we’ve all realised it at some point or another, but you don’t get anywhere without trying. I mean, think about it. It’s rare to be handed stuff on a plate these days. You have to work your ass…

Books Of All Shades – Book Reviews For Authors

Allowing us to do what we love, as well as giving hardworking authors what they need – honest book reviews! Over the last few months, Maria, Jay and myself have been cooking up a little something behind the scenes. Let me paint a picture. The three of us are authors. We love to write. The power of the…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to NaNoWriMo…From NaNo Newbies!

“The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on.” I’m really excited about this post! The first reason is because I get to share my experience of┬ápreparing for NaNoWriMo as a complete newbie. (NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month – it’s the task of writing 50,000 words on a novel throughout the…

How To Effectively Plan A Chapter

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This week I’ll be explaining the ways in which you should be planning your chapters. It took me a while to get started with this because I had no clue where to begin. I started off just writing a sentence or two describing what each chapter would consist…

NaNoWriMo Prep Update #1!

“You don’t have to be mad to do this…but it helps.” I would say, “Well…it’s that time of year again, where I tear my hair out doing something I love!” But I won’t. This November will be my first ever NaNoWriMo! (Help). NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month encourages writers around the world to venture…

Powerful Ways To Bring Your Story To Life

“Writing is the painting of the voice.” Writing is an art form. It’s a way of releasing all those imaginative thoughts that cloud your mind on a rainy day. It’s expressing all those feelings, the ones you’ve kept bottled up for so long. It’s creating a fictional land where anything at all can happen. It’s…