Writing With Empathy, by Matthew Cox, by Clare Dugmore
One of the first pieces of advice given to me when I started writing and looking for feedback on it involved building a sense of empathy between the reader and the character. By empathy, I don’t mean making the reader feel sorry for them—I mean making them care about what happens to that character. Depending […]
Review Tour: August Releases, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from September 14-30, you’ll find reviews for our August releases – The Accidental Superheroine by Kris Carey and J.R. Rain, Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy, Archon’s Queen by Matthew Cox, The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot, Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia, Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan […]
June Releases Review Tour, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is pleased to announce the review tour for our June releases! Between June 29 – July 12, you’ll find reviews for The Vampire Circus, by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr., Havelock, by Jane D Everly, Undercover Empath, by RaShelle Workman, Detour to Apocalypse, by Michael Panush, Silent Clarion, by Matthew Graybosch, The Defenders of Blackspire […]
Writing Advice: Filtering, by Matthew Cox, by Clare Dugmore
Filtering ― or, how to keep your reader at arm’s length by Matthew Cox I’ve been doing a fair amount of proofreading / light editing and have found myself talking about filtering a lot as of late. Readers may not notice filtering in the same sense it jumps out to a writer/editor, however, they will […]
Review Tour: March Releases, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from March 24 – April 3, 2015, a review tour is taking place for our March releases: Fairy Keeper, Rings In Time, Daughter of Glass and Division Zero: Thrall. Tour Schedule: 3/24/2015 Once Upon A Wish Rings in Time 3/25/2015 Panda’s Paradise Fairy Keeper 3/26/2015 Panda’s Paradise Daughter […]
YA Fantasy and Paranormal Sale, by Clare Dugmore
Happy February! To kick off the month, we have three great sales on three great fantasy & paranormal titles, so browse the list below, and grab yourself a bargain! Wilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls, Book One), by Krystal Wade 99 Cents: February 2-3, 2015 “There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am […]
Writing: Dialogue Mechanics,  by Matthew Cox, by Clare Dugmore
Writing: Dialogue Mechanics, by Matthew Cox Dialogue Attribution Characters in fiction writing often speak―let’s face it, a story would feel strange if the characters never said a word to one another. However, just throwing dialogue down on a page soon becomes a chaotic mess. Authors have a number of techniques at their disposal to control […]
Writing: Character Construction, by Clare Dugmore
 Writing: Character Construction by Matthew Cox Characters are the crux of a story. Regardless of the setting, the characters need to stay true to their sense of identity. Creating believable, memorable characters brings the reader deeper into the environment of a writer’s creation more than world-building alone can do. For me, nothing kills a story […]