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


Writing Wednesdays: How I Wrote a Figh Scene for the First Time (Research Tips)

Writing Wednesdays - How I Wrote a Fight Scene for the First Time (Research Tips)

A few months ago, I wrote a fight scene and told my readers that it was my first time doing that. Some of them asked what kind of research I did and today I’m going to tell you that as well. Obviously, you could research other topics the same way Continue reading

Author Interview with Tanya Chris (You, Me & Her)

Today I’m interviewing Tanya Chris, a self-published author of M/M and M/F novels.

Tanya Chris, author of You, Me & Her

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

I started writing my first book at about the age of 10. It was a romance about a neighborhood boy and even included a lock of his hair. Unfortunately, I was well into adulthood before I actually finished anything 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

Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #98 – Critique Swap & Critique Partners

Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #98 by Dilyana Kyoseva (CatMint5 on wattpad) - Critique Swap & Critique Partners

Need some feedback on your work, but can’t afford to pay someone for it?

No one has the time to read your chapters for free?

Offer them a critique swap!

Get together with some writing buddies (or look for people in writing groups) and arrange to read and give feedback on each other’s work.

Things to consider when you are making the arrangements Continue reading