WattCon 2018 Announcement

WattCon 2018

It’s that time again… I wish.

WattCon isn’t just around the corner; we’ll have to wait for October 27. I won’t be able to attend, but I’m looking forward to the photos and videos of those who do, and… Hold up! You don’t know what WattCon is?

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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…

NUMBER 10

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

GIVEAWAY and Interview with Alyssa Brandon, Author of Bound to You

Today I’m interviewing Alyssa Brandon, author of Bound to You. Stick around to find out who she is, what she writes and, of course, for the giveaway.

Xpresso Book Tours - Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon

Q1. Hello, Alyssa, and welcome to my blog! Tell us a little bit about yourself. How and when did you start writing?

I started out writing Fanfiction for Harry Potter which was the first book series I was totally obsessed with.

I think I posted Continue reading

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

Top 10 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 ten most read posts that went up in 2017, guest posts included.

Let’s begin!

NUMBER 10

SNOW - Stories of Forbidden Love Poster

Title: What I Think about the SNOW Anthology

Author: Dilyana Kyoseva

Type of post: Book Review Continue reading

A Little Bit of Everything: Wattpad & Writing Tips

A Little Bit of Everything Wattpad & Writing Tips

As some of you know, the Wattpad Block Party is an online event, held on the Wattpad profile of its host – USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount. Due to her participation in a program called Wattpad Futures, she had to remove the posts from the older Wattpad Block Parties from her profile.

That includes the post I’m sharing here today.

It has several tips on cover design, titles, blurbs, writing in general, Wattpad and creativity and motivation, and I think it will be useful to those of you who want to read up on these topics, but don’t want to jump from one blog post to another in order to cover them all. Some of these tips will only be useful to wattpadders, but others can come in handy for non-Wattpad writers as well.

Now let’s get started Continue reading

100 Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips – A List of ALL Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips

100 Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on Wattpad) - A List

Last week I posted the hundredth tiny tip on my blog. It will be the last of a series that’s been going on for two years.

Does that mean there will be no more writing advice on my blog?

Of course not!

I’ll keep posting tips, just not in the TTWT format. The posts will be a bit longer and more detailed. But we are not saying goodbye to the shorties just yet. Today I’m posting a list of ALL one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips, sorted in categories so it will be easier for you to find the topics you need help with. The categories (in alphabetic order) are: Blogging, Characters – Names (tips only on naming your characters), Characters – Tips (tips on creating and developing characters; everything but naming them), Creativity/Productivity/Motivation (for the days you don’t know what to write about), Editing (editing and proofreading), Fans/Readers (how to connect to them, how to get feedback from them, what not to do to your community), General Writing Tips (tips that don’t fall into the other categories), Marketing, Titles, Wattpad (these might apply to other similar apps/websites). Some of the tips will only be present in one category and some will appear in several categories.

And now, for the list Continue reading