Upper Middle What Now?, by Nikki Tetreault
Any middle child will tell you how awkward it is to be in the middle. You aren’t the first or the baby, you get all of the hand-me-downs, and you seem to get lost in the mix a lot. The 12-14 year old reader group has become a sort of middle child in the children’s […]
P is for Perspective – Which is Right for Your Novel?, by Private: Matthew Cox
 Point Of View One of the most important decisions facing a writer when they embark on the creation of a novel is choosing the point of view from which to tell the story. A different point of view can change the entire feel of a story, and a writer should take care to select the […]
(K) Is for Karma Patrol!, by Nikki Tetreault
Karma Patrol comes out tomorrow and we could not be more excited! If you are from the south and you don’t know someone who is just like Jade, then it’s probably because you are the friend just like Jade. Her partner Luke is much more Brooklyn and down to earth. So as you can imagine […]
J is for Juggling Writing, Parenthood and a Job, by Clare Dugmore
Writing, revising and marketing a book. Raising a family and being a good spouse. Holding down a full-time job in order to support aforementioned family. These three things alone can be time and energy consuming enough that they’d count as a full-time job, let alone when you combine them. Yet many modern writers are also […]
“H” is for “Holidays”: Bizarre Things to Celebrate This Spring, by Private: Vicki Keire
Spring is the perfect time to get out and celebrate. The warmer weather, after months of being cooped up as victims of winter’s tyranny, makes us want to shed some clothes, and get outside. It’s the ideal season to eat fresh and locally grown things, to buy handcrafted items at fairs, and to generally let […]
[G] Game of Thrones: I’ve Read the Books, and These Are Six Things I Want in Season Six, by Clare Dugmore
[Please note this post contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire books and speculation about what could happen in the TV show in relation to book events. Trigger warning: mentions of rape and death.]   Game of Thrones Season Six begins in a little over two weeks, and I’m ridiculously excited for […]
B is for Branding, by Nikki Tetreault
Branding is essentially the boogie man for new authors, there is no magic fairy godmother that flies into your office while you’re writing late at night and whispers the secrets to becoming a brand (though I should look into this). Unfortunately simply having a website and/or every other social network known to man & tween […]
A is for Anonymous Andrew, by Private: Andrew Buckley
You may think you’re reading a blog post right now. A blog post that kicks off the A-Z Blog Challenge for Curiosity Quills Press. Now you’re beginning to wonder; if you’re not reading a blog post, what are you reading? Well, all I can do is assure you it’s not a blog post. What you’re […]
A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills loves the A-Z Blogging Challenge, so for the first time ever, we will be taking part and posting every day throughout April (with the exception of Sundays of course)! Our theme will be The Literary World, and will include posts about anything from marketing, writing, and publishing tips, to discussions about aspects of […]
Building Your Author Platform with the A to Z Blogging Challenge, by Clare Dugmore
When it comes to marketing books online, authors are encouraged to establish a platform. We’re told to get involved in social media, and often that involves starting a blog. How do we go about building an audience for our blog though?   There are the basics, of course. Build an attractive, easy to navigate site. […]