Friday, December 20, 2013

{Guest Post & Spotlight} Heart-Shaped Emblor by Alaina Ewing


The Book

Heart-Shaped Emblor
by Alaina Ewing

Series: Ewlishash
Genre: YA Paranormal Romace
Published: October 11th 2013


Book Description

For Aislinn Moore, attending college at seventeen isn’t a big deal. Not when compared to the difficulties associated with seeing ethereal beings and having prophetic dreams.

As Aislinn learns to surmount the obstacles of her talents, she awakens something inside herself—an ancient memory, long forgotten. She senses there are reasons for her gifts, but remains unable to understand them.

When Alexander Welch enters her life, she learns of the Ewlishash—the hope bringers—and thinks she may have found her answer. Alexander is sexy, sweet, and his talents are like something straight out of a Sci-Fi flick. Aislinn wonders if she may be like him, but the more she tries to fit his mold, the more her instincts scream that her destiny holds something even greater.

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Guest Post

First I want to thank Alaina for taking the time to write this awesome post for my blog here and thank you so much for allowing me to host your book for today. It's look awesome and I can't wait to pick up a copy for myself. Thanks so much for being here and have a very Enchanting Holiday Season. :D

Your Writing Process

As Much as I would love to say that I sit down and brainstorm, then create a world, then outline before finally beginning, I don’t do that. It has been suggested that I write a chapter -1, then 0, then the first actual chapter in the novel, but even that hasn’t worked for me. The best way for me is to just start writing. 

Sometimes I get some dialogue that I can sit down and explore, other times I see a scene in my mind and start writing about it, then once I have something written, I feel like I know the characters and world a little better, then I go back and do some world building stuff and character development exercises. I’ve tried to outline first, tried to create a character and then drop them into a world, but ultimately that fails me. I lose interest and set the project aside. So sticking to my method works best for me.

I also do my best writing at night when the house is quiet. So during periods where I’m working on a novel, I’ll get little sleep. Once I’m really into a storyline, I just keep going until it’s done. I rarely stop mid novel and work on something else. Only if I have to. 

Once I’m done with the first draft, I usually read it, edit myself, read again, edit again, then send it out to others to take a look at. Then there are several more tweaks before I’m ready to find a home for it. So my process can be very simple in ways, but hard when I have to go back and put in some heavy world related details. Still, this method works best, as I enjoy learning about my characters as I write about them. 

I’m also big on social media once I’ve found a home for something. Granted, people can get irritated if you self-promote, so I try not to do that too much, but having faith in what you wrote does help sales. No one wants to buy your manuscript if you don’t believe in it yourself. So I try to share some, but not too much. This is the process that I’ve been using and will probably continue to use.

About the Author
Alaina Ewing


Alaina Ewing lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two boys. She holds a degree in Multimedia Production and is the Assistant Chair for Cascade Writers, a nonprofit Milford-style workshop. She also makes jewelry, dream catchers, and enjoys working with herbs and essential oils.

Her first novel, The Heart-Shaped Emblor, releases in the fall of 2013 with Evil Girlfriend Media. The novel is the first in the Ewlishash Series.

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