A few months back, when I was putting together the blog about book trailers and the companion interview with PR Exec Sean Biederman, a Spanish author reached out to me to contribute her book trailer to the post.

Her name is Isabel Hierro. Her YA novel ‘The Star’ is now published in twenty Spanish-speaking countries and in 2012 will be published in Brazil (Portuguese). She is not self or indie published, and her novel is neither written in English nor available in the US…yet.

But her book trailer? Astoundingly good. No translation needed.

This afternoon, I received an email from Isabel that included the first chapter of La Estrella / The Star in English. She is hoping to bring the novel to the US soon, and would appreciate hearing from YA fans about the translated chapter.

Source ~ Official Site

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Create an alternate ending to your favorite novel. What happens? Is the happy ending ruined? Does the hero die? Does the world blow up?

unconcsciousplots addition:

Then write an alternate ending to one of your finished novels.

Then write three endings different from what you plan for you current WIP.


102 Resources for Fiction Writers


Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure,…

Wonderful lot of links!

"A novel is not an allegory…. It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing."

Azar Nafisi (via doubledaybooks)

To write I must breathe the air of my world through my characters’ lungs.