SpineOut : August September 2015
BOOK2TheWinner’sCrimeLadyKestrel’sengagementtoValoria’scrownprincecallsforgreatcelebration:ballsandperformances,fireworksandrevelry.ButtoKestrelitmeansacageofherownmaking.Embeddedintheimperialcourtasaspy,shelivesandbreathesdeceitandcannotconfideintheonepersonshereallylongstotrust...WhileArinfightstokeephiscountry’sfreedomfromthehandsofhisenemy,hesuspectsthatKestrelknowsmorethansheshows.AsKestrelcomesclosertouncoveringashockingsecret,itmightnotbeadaggerinthedarkthatcutshimopen,butthetruth.Lieswillcomeundone,andKestrelandArinlearnjusthowmuchtheircrimeswillcosttheminthissecondbookinthebreathtaking‘Winner’s’trilogy. Sophie We had the opportunity to ask questions about her novel The Winner’s Curse, and to find out how she gets over common troubles such as ‘writer’s block’. Sophia I thought that it was a good way to be able to learn the process of writing a book and how long it can take. After hearing her opinions on how to start, and continuously write, I felt more confident when starting my own creative writing. Claudette The skype session with Marie Rutkoski helped me understand the mindset of an author. I got an insight into her daily routine and her workspace. Eliza K I really enjoyed the opportunity to have a Skype session with the New York author, Marie Rutkoski as I gained knowledge about how to improve my writing skills and how long it takes to complete a book. Lys I found having the skype session was really beneficial as it helped me to be able to enhance my writing skills. I found it really interesting when she talked about how to create a believable and interesting character. Emily B I learnt many different techniques on how to improve my creative writing and how to make sure I am under control of my writing and not become stressed. Lucy Marie offered us advice and really described the life of a writer in a way that makes me want to write myself. Overall, it was an amazing experience. Sasha The skype session was a great experience as we could ask her questions face to face, as well as gaining an understanding of the editing process and questions about her new book trilogy. Ella Marie offered us a once in a lifetime experience by giving us the insight into what it is like to be a world-class author. Lily This skype session was a wonderful way to help young teenagers improve their writing with the help of a real author and I was inspired to write creative stories too.
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