Fiction

Everything you need to know about writing fiction. Tips, advice, interviews, guidelines, and more.

Publishing Contract and New Book Coming Soon

Publishing DealJust a quick update on the blog today to share some news and let you know what is going on in my writing world.

Last week I started a new feature on the blog called “Freebie Friday”. This is where I will be posting a selection of free books for my readers. These books will either be free or free to read on Kindle Unlimited. I’m hoping it will be a great success. I also want to point out that the free books will not be Instafreebie links where you have to sign up to a newsletter to download the book. These are books that you just click on and read.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Freebie Friday – Free Books 17th February 2017

Free EbooksThis is something new here on my website and my way of giving back to my readers and also helping to promote other top authors. Freebie Friday is where you will find a number of books listed each week that are available without charge from either Amazon or Instafreebie. (Do remember that with Instafreebie you have to sign up for the author’s newsletter to download the book.)

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Book Marketing Tips for New Authors

Book Marketing TipsAs you know, I released my first fiction novel on the 31st of January 2017, so I thought it would be a good idea create a post on book marketing tips for new authors. I’ll be honest, writing the book really was the easiest part and learning all about marketing and putting everything into practice can take up a great deal of time. Here’s what I learned from the process.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Finding Forever Pre-orders Live

A very short and quick post to let you know that Pre-orders are live at a special launch price of just $0.99 from the links below. The paperback version has been ordered so once I approve my copy, this will go live too on the 31st January 2017.

Finding Forever Cover Reveal

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Editing for Writers in 5 Simple Steps

Editing for Writers

On the 18th of September, 2016, I finished writing my novella. Actually, it’s probably better to say that it is a novelette coming in at just under 20,000 words. Today I wanted to talk about editing for writers and the process I used.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Mistletoe Magic – A Romantic Christmas Story

Mistletoe Magic

I love Christmas and the feel good cheer that comes with it. Last week I started writing a short Christmas romance story and I’ve loved every minute of it. It’s called “Mistletoe Magic” and I’ve decided to add it to my Wattpad. I’ve copied the start of it below and if you enjoy reading it be sure to visit my Wattpad link to see how the story ends.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Visual Verse An Anthology of Art and Words

Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and WordsVisual Verse is a collaboration. An anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. They supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response. There is a catch though and you must write it within one hour and it must be between 50 and 500 words.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Publishing Success – Mused BellaOnline Literary Review

publishing success

Today I am celebrating another publishing success. My poem titled, “The Book” has been published in the Summer 2016 edition of the Mused BellaOnline Literary Review. This was my second time to submit to this magazine and I am delighted to be featured alongside some great writers.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

Memoir Writing Course With Lynda Kirby

memoir writing course

In April of this year, I took a memoir writing course with Lynda Kirby. This was a six-week course that ran for two hours every Friday evening. Lynda is the chairperson of the Oldcastle Writers Group that I am also part of and a friend. I have, to be honest, the idea of a memoir writing course scared the crap out of me. Delving into memories is not something I enjoy and anyone who has read my book “Surviving Suicide” will know that my father died from suicide when I was thirteen. Reliving these memories is not something I wanted to do and the idea of a course on writing about memories wasn’t exactly exciting, to say the least.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer

On Finishing The First Draft Of Your Book

writing your first draft

image credit: amandaonwriting.tumblr.com

Yesterday I shared a very informative article on Facebook from fellow Irish writer Catherine Ryan Howard. The article was titled “how to your damn book” and the link is http://catherineryanhoward.com/2015/04/15/how-to-finish-your-damn-book/ for those who want to check it out. Catherine made some very valid points about writing but there was one that I wasn’t entirely in agreement with. As she does point out, not everyone writes the same and not everyone will agree with her tips. I am one of them to a certain degree.

Amanda J Evans is an Irish writer and poet. Amanda lives in Co. Meath, Ireland, with her husband and two children. She has published works available on Amazon including “Surviving Suicide: A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind”, a book that promotes suicide awareness.

She can be found on all social media platforms including

spacer