BA Post Challenge: The Bookish Social Network

BA’s 26 Posts Blogging Challenge

BA's 26 Posts Challenge for Book BloggersWelcome to BA’s 26 Posts Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers! The aim of this challenge is to create one post a week, focusing on books, book blogs, and a scattering of personal topics, for 26 weeks. You can learn more, or be kept up to date with topics here.

Posts will go up every Sunday, but you can post any time during the week (all topics are pre-listed), and share your posts in the comments for others to find. Please refrain from targeting individuals, bullying, or slandering in your posts. Share your opinions, but keep it diplomatic if anything negative comes up so this can be, and stay, a fun challenge.

This Week’s Topic

The Bookish Social Network: What do you think the pros and cons are of using social networking sites, such as Goodreads and Twitter, for book lovers (feel free to share all your profiles in the social networking universe)? Continue reading

An Interview With Author Nadine Rose Larter

Happy with creating and playing with new characters, Nadine Rose Larter was always passionate about words, and has now published her first book, Coffee at Little Angels, with another one on the way. Apart from novel writing she also writes poetry and runs her website The Katalina Playroom while residing with her family on the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

You can follow Nadine’s work and connect with her via Passing the Open Windows, GoodReads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Bonnie: Your story Coffee at Little Angels (my review) is character driven, what process do you have when it comes to getting to know your characters?

Nadine Rose Larter: You know when it comes to characters I think you might start out thinking you’re in control but very soon you realize that your characters have minds and quirks of their own. There is a lot of instinct involved when it comes to characters and I do think it is just best to follow those instincts. It might seem insane that these people just arrive on your pages knowing exactly who they are, but as soon as you try to manipulate their personalities away from what your instincts are telling you things go wrong. I find it’s best to just let them play out as they want to. Continue reading

Giveaway Ended and BA on GoodReads

Today marks the end of our very first BA mini event: Journey with Aliya.

Author Aliya Anjum has been great taking the time out to spend with us here at BA, allowing us to interrogate her, sharing her views on Historical Travel and the Pakistani Diaspora, providing free copies of her travelogue and her newest short story, both of which she has kindly given to one lucky person as part of our giveaway!

That winner has been contacted and I really hope they enjoy reading their new eBooks. Thank you to everyone who participated and to Aliya Anjum for participating with BA in our mini event!

In Other News… Continue reading