Hey all! I have been missing in action lately. I have gotten another terrible cold. This winter season has hit me very hard, twice! I think I just have bad luck. I am starting to feel better, thank god. Giving you all an update on what is to come.
This week I am going to try and finish up a couple beta reads I have going on. I am also going to write some good blog posts. Either tonight or tomorrow I am going to write about narratives. I've had a lot of people questioning whether they should do first person, or third, or present or past tense. I've been researching what works so I'll write on that.
Later in the week, I am going to write about author biographies. As I am sending out manuscripts and getting my format together, writing a good biography is harder than I thought. I am going to write a little about what to say and what not to. Also what format woks and the different between your query letter and the back flap.
I think to finish up the week I am going to write about constructive criticism. I have found through my beta reading that some people take what we say personally. I totally get it, your book is your baby, but we only say this to help. I'm going to write about what is helpful and what's just mean. Also what to do with your marked up manuscript. What to fix and what to leave be. Very useful information!
Thanks for bearing with me this week while I have been missing. Thankfully I am starting to feel better. Thanks for helping me make it to one thousand, too! So excited to get so much feedback. Off to work now. Happy Monday all!
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
The Price of Love | 2017