Hero was officially released at OzComicCon, in Sydney last week and I had a blast meeting people, signing books and watching all of the brilliant costumes that wandered past our booth. To celebrate the release, I’m giving away a signed copy of Hero. To enter the giveaway, just click the ‘Enter Giveaway’ button below! Goodreads Book Giveaway Hero by Belinda Crawford Giveaway ends … Continue reading Win a signed copy of Hero!
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Ok, so, I chucked out the 15k words I’d written for book 2. Again. I think this is the 4th time I’ve changed the entire plot (well, not the entire plot, just the specifics), but, trust me, this storyline is going to be way more awesome.
It’s slow going on the sequel to Hero (tentatively titled Skin). The outline is complete and I’m working on the first draft. Fingers crossed, I have it done before Christmas!
For the past month, between work, karate and finally reading Divergent (excellent book, by the way), I’ve been working on the second draft of Hero. And although I haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked, and I’m busting to get to the second part of the my revision process (editing the prose … Continue reading Second draft progress. Whoo!
Just after Christmas, I finished the first draft of Hero and since the New Year I’ve been hard at work on the second draft. Dan Wells’s 7-point plot system (aka the Pantser’s Beat Sheet) has been incredibly helpful during the revision process – particularly the layering process (explained in part 5 of Dan Wells’s lecture, … Continue reading Revising Hero and the Pantser's Beat Sheet
For this round of Top Ten Tuesday, I’m breaking my list up into two sections. The first section is for this year’s writing-related goals and the second are my reading-related goals. Writing goals I completed the first draft of my first book, Hero, just after Christmas, so I think it’s only fair if I have … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish goals for 2013
Meet Fink. He’s the size of a horse, has a tail, six legs and is Hero’s best, if not only, friend. Weighing in at six-hundred and twenty-two kilos with twenty-six claws and a mouth full of pointy teeth, most people find Fink intimidating, but underneath all that fur beats the heart of a teddy bear. … Continue reading Meet Fink
On Jørn, Hero’s world, people live in vast floating cities, far out of reach of an airborne toxin known as Pollen. Pollen is only toxic to humans, leaving much of the planet unexplored and its surface teeming with all sorts of weird and wonderful wildlife. For Hero, being a xenozoologist and going down to the … Continue reading Wildlife of the weird and wonderful kind