Free Book Promo! – Young Adult Fiction

Free Book Promo! – Young Adult Fiction

Free Book Promo! - Young Adult Fiction Good morning! Happy Monday! If you've been holding off on ordering Shattered and Bought, now's your chance to get the Kindle version for free! I'm running a special promotion TODAY ONLY (May 21, 2018) so head over to Amazon right now to pick up your copies! (note: this is for the ebook version only!) Also, I've reduced my paperback prices on all three books for a limited time! Prices go back up to $12.99 on June 11, 2018 - so if you're stocking up on summer reads (or need a book to read in the next couple of weeks), grab them now! Check them out here: http://amazon.com/author/jodycalkins ***Feel free to share this post - I want to get this out to as many readers as possible!*** There is also a group giveaway going on until May 30th - be sure to check it out if you love young adult fiction! Also, if you haven't already, grab your freebie from me! I'm...
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Writer’s Block – The Annoying ‘Thing’ That Keeps Me From Writing

Writer’s Block – The Annoying ‘Thing’ That Keeps Me From Writing

Writer's Block - The Annoying 'Thing' That Keeps Me From Writing Over the years, I've struggled to tell myself that writer's block doesn't exist. It's just a lame excuse that keeps me and other writers from doing what we do (or er...don't do) best. My philosophy behind this is, if I don't believe it exists, then it won't be an issue for me. And that worked beautifully... …up until I made it past the halfway point of my current work-in-progress (WIP). There was so much tension between the characters. It started with just two characters. Then it led to three. And now it's all four of my main characters. It was getting hard to focus. When it's a challenge to determine how a character would react (i.e., facial expression, hand movements/gestures, internal/physiological reactions, etc.), it's easy to get bogged down. When I write emotionally charged scenes, I have to visualize it. I have to get inside the character's head and see and feel what he...
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A Preview of Tainted – YA Dystopian Thriller Giveaway

A Preview of Tainted – YA Dystopian Thriller Giveaway

A Preview of Tainted - YA Dystopian Thriller Giveaway! If you're ready for a thrilling and dangerous adventure story, check out this preview of Tainted, my young adult dystopian thriller. You'll get to read the first nine chapters (!) of my new YA series. Tainted is the story of a girl whose family, along with the majority of the city's population, is presumed dead after genetically modified wolves breach the wall and attack the people. In her darkest moment, when she's decided to give up, a mysterious young man drags her out of her home and gets her to safety. Only that sense of safety is short-lived when the officials start bombing the city. Now they have no choice but to escape or die. Here is the first chapter to get you started... ----------------------- Chapter 1 WHEN EVERYONE DIED around me, it seemed the world had crumbled. What had been was gone, and most of what remained was little more than rubble, knocked down by the...
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