Guest Post/Virtual Tour with Giveaway ~ Red Madrassa by Terah Edun

 

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Starting Out As A Writer – 5 Things You Should Know
 
I can’t say I’ve been a writer for very long but in my short time in publishing I will say this – it is a continuous learning process. You have to try something new and different every day. For a self-published author that could be something as small as starting your first Goodreads Account to as big as vetting a Line Editor for your complete manuscript. You are a business and you have to put your best foot forward.
 
First Thing You Should Know –
 
Create a professional product with a good cover, a professionally edited manuscript and good formatting. There are ways to have all of these things without spending a ton of money. Your best friend might be a graphic designer who is willing to do your cover for free or you might be enrolled in a creative writing class where the professor freelances as an editor. Of course there are also plenty of businesses out there that can do the work for you. Whatever you choose – the book you put out there represents you. Try to make it your best effort.
 
Second Thing You Should Know –
 
Author support is everything – beta readers, critique groups, author friends and others. Sometimes being an author is overwhelming. Having a support network who you can bounce ideas of and get honest critiques from is key.
 
Third Thing You Should Know –
 
New Media is everything. You need to have an active presence online. A blog, a Facebook Page, a Twitter Page, a Goodreads Page, a Tumblr, an Amazon Author Page. Not all of those things are required but at least some are necessary for active participation and interaction with fans.
 
Fourth Thing You Should Know –
 
Don’t expect to become an international bestseller with one book. It’s nice if it happens but chances are slim. Just keep writing and polishing and submitting your book to agents or self-publishing.
 
Fifth Thing You Should Know –

Seek out an advice. There’s always someone who’s come before you, did the same thing. They can help you succeed in your writing and publishing endeavors.
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terahTerah Edun is a young adult  fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.

She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE,  the first in the Courtlight series.

Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks. She tweets (frequently).

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redPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 10, 2012)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
ISBN-10: 148120601X
Series: Algardis, Book 1
Buy: Amazon, Kindle

red-madrassa

A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny…

The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it's almost impossible to attend.

When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.

She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.

Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.

Do they all belong at the new school they call home?

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Tour Giveaway



$25 Amazon Gift Card & Red Madrassa Ebook

5 Ebooks of Red Madrassa

 

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Comments

  1. Good advice. Love fantasy novels.

  2. Mary Preston says:

    Certainly very helpful. Interesting too thank you. Great reading ahead.

  3. The YA fantasy sub-genre has really grown in the past 10 years or so. Imaginations are being put to good use and the results are gratifying. As a former children’s librarian, I am glad to see the wide variety of books being offered to this group, because it is where reading tends to drop off.
    RED MADRASSA sounds like it will be a good read.

  4. Very interesting…sounds like a great book!

  5. Very interesting…sounds like a great book! Thanks.

  6. Sounds like a very good book.

  7. Lots of good advice for writers!
    Can’t wait to read this book.

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