So this month’s author featuring in my shout out is… Rachel Aaron.
I was first introduced to Rachel Aaron through one of her non-fiction books and I can honestly say it changed my approach to writing.
Her book 2,000 to 10,000 is a practical guide about increasing your word count. She identifies three important areas to think about, knowledge, time and enthusiasm and it’s these three points which are critical if you want to hit that target. Knowing what you are going to write, finding the time to write and understanding your best time to write. It’s a gold mine for planners and pansters alike, I dare you not to succeed if you follow the steps that Rachel outlines.
Just recently I’ve turned my writing eye to Rachel’s fiction books and have just finished the first book in her series the Legend of Eli Moonpress and read the Spirit Thief. It was a great read and her debut novel and she delivers it all through her main character, a cheeky thief called… Eli Moonpress. I was captivated from the start by his antics, it’s an honest to good read about someone who does naughty things but with great finesse and humour. I’ll definitely be reading more of this series. Rachel is writing another series, an urban fantasy about misfit dragons which sounds like fun too…