Announcement | June 2020

Hello, everyone!

Not really a book/writing-related post, but an announcement: I’ve been absent for a while, but I’m back in June! What with?

Two (for now) book reviews, several book tours, plenty of giveaways, the return of the Writing Wednesdays series… So, yeah: what you usually find around here.

Oh, and I actually have something for you before then: a writing prompt is coming up on Wednesday (May 27) and a book blitz – excerpt and giveaway included – on Friday.

Keep healthy! 💙

2020 Plans for the Blog (and why I was away)


If you follow me on social media, you’d know why I haven’t posted anything around here in a (long) while; if not, here’s the brief version: I had several personal and health issues and took time off from writing to take care of myself. However, my self-imposed writing vacation is now off.

What does this mean for the blog?

Basically, things will go back to the way they were: book reviews, book blitzes, writing tips and prompts, writer interviews, etc.. As for the frequency of posts: I’m trying to go easy on myself so while I’m thinking of a two per week minimum I’m going to attempt to keep the posts down to no more than four per week. There will be at least one book review each month (more likely two or even three), and two Writing Wednesdays; I’m also going to do my best to include at least a couple of giveaways each month.

If there’s a particular thing you want to see on my blog, you can always leave me a comment here or drop me a message on social media.

Lastly, I’ll be accepting ARCs for reviewing again. January spots are already taken, but I have a spot open for February. If you are interested, you can submit your ARC here.

A Personal Announcement and on Updates

About a week and a half ago, my grandfather got really sick. We took him to the ER, but he wasn’t getting better and today, he passed away. I’m sorry, but I’m in no state to be writing right now so for the next week or so, there will be no updates on Patreon or on Wattpad. I have a couple of pre-written posts that will go up on the blog, but that’s about it.

7 Things to Consider When Creating a Fictional World (My Wattpad Block Party Post is Up)

Dilyana Kyoseva - 7 Things to Consider When Creating a Fictional World (Wattpad Block Party Post)

When I announced that I’d be featured in this year’s summer Wattpad Block Party, I told you that my post is on creating a fictional world. Well, that post is now up!

If you’d like to find the seven things you need to consider when you create a Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Paranormal world in order to make it as vivid and engaging as possible, check out my post; if you have any questions about what I’ve written, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to give you an informative answer.

As for my Wattpad Block Party giveaway: you have six days (until the end of August) to enter. The prizes are a chapter dedication, a shout-out on Wattpad (7K followers) and feedback on your blurb, cover and five chapters of your Wattpad story.

Have fun reading and good luck with the giveaway! 💙

10 Most Read Blog Posts of the First Half of 2018

It’s early July, half of 2018 has gone and I honestly don’t know where. I feel like it’s still April and May is just approaching. But nope: we are on month seven, so I’m going to share with you what the most read posts were for the first six months of this year, starting with the least read of them, which is…


Addict - The Cassie Tam Files, Book 1 by Matt Doyle

Title: Interview with Matt Doyle (Author of The Cassie Tam Files)

Type of post: Author interview

About: The Cassie Tam Files is a LGBT Sci-Fi Mystery series and I not only had the pleasure to review Book 1 – Addict, but to also interview the author. In this interview, he gives one of the best pieces of advice for authors that I’ve read Continue reading

What is Writing Wednesdays | Announcement

Writing Wednesdays - Announcement on Dilyana´s World

I thought I covered a lot of topics with my one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips (a list of all tips, sorted by topic is available here) and I still think that way. However, I sometimes get asked writing-related questions that are not covered by the TTWT. This is why I’m starting Writing Wednesdays – another series in which I’ll be sharing writing advice and answering your questions on the topic. Unlike with the TTWT, a WW post will not be uploaded every week, but you can expect it at least twice a month, starting next week. Another difference from my previous writing series is that the posts won’t always be short.

If you have a topic you want me to discuss, PM me on Wattpad or comment on this post.

My Wattpad Block Party Post is Up! (Tips + An Exclusive Sneak Peek)

Hey, kittens!

Do you know what day it is today?

If you said “Saturday”, you are right; if you said “February 24th“, you are also correct. But… It’s also the day my Wattpad Block Party post goes live!

Wattpad Block Party - My 5 Favorite Motivation and Productivity Tips + A Sneak Peek by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on Wattpad)

The Wattpad Block Party is hosted online by USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount. In it, Wattpad authors post guest pieces and host giveaways. My post is separated in two parts: My 5 Favorite Motivation and Productivity Tips and a sneak peek from a work-in-progress (Contemporary M/M Romance) that is not available anywhere yet. You can read my post here.

As for my giveaway

I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter.

I hope you’ll enjoy the sneak peek and find the tips useful. Good luck if you enter the giveaway!

The February 2018 Wattpad Block Party is Now Live! (And Where to Sign Up to be Featured in the Next One)

Yeah, yeah, I know: two announcements in that many days. Maybe I should start a category just for them?

Anyway, today’s announcement doesn’t have to do with my blog. It has to do with an online event, and more specifically, a Wattpad online event.

Wattpad Block Party Announcement

The Wattpad Block Party is hosted twice a year on the Wattpad profile of USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount and comprises of posts by a variety of Wattpad authors, some published, others not. The posts include anything from writing tips to Continue reading

Fandom Stuff (New Category Announcement)

Fandom Stuff (New Category Announcement)

At the beginning of this month, I posted Blog Plans for 2018 (What’s In and What’s Out), announcing what I’ll be changing around this blog. One of those things was adding a new category – Fandom Stuff, and today I’d like to tell you what you can expect to see in it.

But first, let’s start with why I am creating it Continue reading

Top 9 Most Read Blog Posts from 2017

2017 was not a bad year for blog posts. They total 155 (an average of thirteen per month) with ten of them being guest posts. Today, I’m going to share with you the nine most read posts that went up in 2017, guest posts included.

Let’s begin!


SNOW - Stories of Forbidden Love Poster

Title: What I Think about the SNOW Anthology

Author: Dilyana Kyoseva

Type of post: Book Review Continue reading