One of the questions I’ve found myself asking in the past is what’s the difference between young adult and new adult when it comes to writing fiction (or even nonfiction)? Where is the all important line of separation between these supposedly distinct age ranges? Well, though I tried to answer this to some degree inContinue reading “YA or NA?”
Author Archives: J. S. Allen
Plans for January
December was a fairly decent month, despite being gone a week for Christmas (which was not entirely unproductive either). I made great progress on a novella rough draft, a little on a translation, and drafted no less than four new articles in just two weeks! More could have been done, but alas, there simply wasn’tContinue reading “Plans for January”
Happy New Year!
Greetings all, and happy new year! May our fortunes only improve here in 2023.
May this day indeed be merry and bright for you all. Take care, and I’ll talk to you all in January, 2023!
Five Ways to Turn Love of Reading into a Career
It’s been a while since I’ve done a list post, so for my final substantial post of the year, I figured it might be fun to list a few ways you can turn your passion for reading into a profession.
BookTrib Review: ‘Knights of Aralia Book I’ (and More)!
Afternoon, all! BookTrib released a review of my latest book, Knights of Aralia Book I: Remnants of Light on their site today. It’s a fun little read, so be sure to go check it out. But be warned: the bottom portion of the review may contain mild spoilers. BookTrib also created a neat author pageContinue reading “BookTrib Review: ‘Knights of Aralia Book I’ (and More)!”
When to Let a Story Go
Sometimes it seems like a story just isn’t going anywhere. We’ve worked and reworked it a hundred times, but it never seems quite right. Agents and publishers alike perpetually reject it (something I discussed last week), and it’s getting downright disheartening. At this point, it may be time to do the unthinkable: to go aheadContinue reading “When to Let a Story Go”
How to Handle Rejection
Writers are no strangers to rejection. Barring incredible luck or lots of connections, even the most famous of published authors were often turned down many times before their work was accepted. And in some cases, even once published, their work was rejected by the readers of their own day. Now, everybody has his or herContinue reading “How to Handle Rejection”
Plans for December
November was another busy month. Though not all I’d hoped for, it was nevertheless quite productive in its own way. It saw some progress on my latest Sauragia rough draft, the completion of half of the rough draft of a novella started only this month, and a little bit of progress on a translation projectContinue reading “Plans for December”
Cyber Monday Sale!
Today only, all my e-book titles are just $0.99 from select retailers! If you haven’t yet added any of my titles to your e-library, this might be as good a chance as any.