Saturday, September 14, 2019

Blog Tour + Top 10 List + Giveaway - Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

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Stormrise by Jillian Boehme
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: September 24th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dragons


A combat warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in Jillian Boehme's epic YA Fantasy debut, Stormrise, inspired by Twelfth Night and perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce.

If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants.

Knowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. Then she hurries to the war camps, where she excels in her training—and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape inside her head. The voice ofa dragon she never truly believed existed.

As war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite, secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King, she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory. For the dragons that onceguarded her land have slumbered for centuries . . . and someone must awaken them to fight once more.

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1. READ. If you’re not reading good books and paying attention to what it is that captures and keeps your attention, you’re missing the first, most imporotant step! 

2. WRITE. Sounds silly, but I’ve talked to people who say, “Some day I’m going to...” With writing, there is no “some day” – you need to start now.

3. HAVE A CONSISTENT SCHEDULE. Whether it’s an hour every day or a chunk of dedicated hours over the weekend, decide what works for you and stick to it, no matter what. Consistency is the key to being productive and keeping that learning curve moving forward. (I write 6 days a week at roughly the same time every day.) 

4. LEARN THE CRAFT. There isn’t a writer on the planet who doesn’t have a horrible first draft tucked away somewhere. Do what you need to do to grow your skill set, whether it’s reading books on writing, attending workshops, or taking a class.

5. BRUSH UP ON YOUR GRAMMAR. For more than 3 years, I did freelance editing for aspiring authors. The lack of basic grammar skills in some of the writing never failed to astound me! Don’t assume you can rely on an editor to fix your errors—learn the rules and write correctly. Poor grammar and punctuation adversely affects clarity and will definitely turn off any agent you might send your work to.

6. FIND GOOD FOLKS TO READ AND CRITIQUE YOUR WORK. We will never – never never never – see what needs improvement if we don’t put our work out there.

7. CRITIQUE OTHERS’ WORK IN RETURN. There is much to be learned from seeing what’s not working in someone else’s story! As you continue to grow as a writer, your feedback will become more valuable as well. Just keep giving!

8. UNDERSTAND YOUR GENRE AND CATEGORY. Whether you want to write YA Science Fiction or Adult Thriller or Middle Grade Fantasy, make sure you understand the tropes/formula/boundaries/voice you’re writing. If you don’t know what you’re writing, then neither will anyone who reads it.

9. TAKE CARE OF YOU. Writing can be all-consuming! Make sure you’re eating well, getting enough sleep, and keeping a good work-life balance. (I know I sound like your mom, but this is important no matter what you’re pursuing in life!)

10. WRITE THE STORY OF YOUR HEART. Yes, you need to understand the market and be mindful of what makes a story sellable. But ultimately, if you’re not writing something you’re passionate about, it’s going to be hard for you to finish it. What are the stories you love to read? The movies you love to watch? The things that make your heart pound and your spirit sing? That’s what you need to write! Writing is hard (don’t let anyone tell you it’s not), and you need to be 100 percent invested if you’re going to meet your goals. So dig into the idea that’s been tickling your brain and making you twitch with anticipation. That’s the one!

About the Author

JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark'sFirst Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She's still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty yearsand is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.

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