Tag Archive | Reading


…you’ve been gone for too long. For starters, my name’s Isabelle, but please feel free to call me Izzy (or if you know me on AgentQuery Connect, VitaCoco — based on my favorite coconut water ^_^ ). I’m a YA suspense/contemporary writer who got caught up in the scrambles of life and neglected her blogging family. Yes!


This is my Thursday feature combined with The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma”: Tell us something most people probably don’t know about you.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Linger.” Tell us about times in which you linger ~*~ That moment when you bond over literary favorites from your tween years. Did you used to read R. L. Stine, too?? Here’s a reblog that brought back memories. Thank you so much, Traveling with T. You’re awesome!

The Can You Guess This Book Cover Game (Goodreads)

Hayley Igarashi, over at goodreads, compiled 15 close-up shots of certain book covers. Can you guess ’em all? I think so! Share your results and thoughts below, BUT no spoilers. That includes you, too, Johnny. Also, be aware that a good number of these covers are the US version, but don’t let that discourage you. […]


That moment when someone asks you to be a beta reader but you know they choke on any criticism. That moment when the dialogue sounds fake.

Izzy May I: The Write Details

First impressions matter. They have a great impact in establishing or disguising a character’s true nature. But how much detail is enough to introduce a main character and still entice readers to flip to the next page?

Izzy May I: The Write Book Review

First off, I’m so sorry for my inconsistency lately. I want to say LIFE, MAN, LIFE — but no excuses. I’m going to catch up on every post, comment, response post, and award I’ve been honored to receive. Expect appreciation posts throughout the week; no, this isn’t the guilt talking. You deserve it. Second, here’s my […]

Izzy May I: The Write Playlist

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Roy G. Biv.”Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word or image. ~*~ Use reading to better understand your genre and themes. […]

Izzy May I: The Write Word Count

Word Count: Some writers obsess over it, while others couldn’t care less. Either way, if you’re seeking publication, there will come a time when you’re asked for the estimated word count of your manuscript. Is 50,000 not enough? Is 115,000 tipping the scale? Most agents, editors, authors, and fellow bloggers agree that…

Izzy May I: The Write Character Death

The death of any character may surprise you, but there are those that grip you and never let go. Those that shock you awake, change you, or trigger a total eclipse of the sun. Just as every other post, this is subjective. Please feel free to add your thoughts in a comment below or respond with a […]