Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Guest Post Evanescent by Carlyle Labuschagne

Title: Evanescent 
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: A Broken Novel (#2)
Genre: SciFi/YA/Dystopian
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing 
Release Date: Nov 16 2013
Editions: eBook & Print
Her fall has just begun. Only his touch can save her from the shift that could destroy it all. Within my blood runs a thing our kind calls the Shadowing Disease. It shadows over, and bends everything to its will. When the first blood- shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed, seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and altering me forever. The shift has caused a rift within me. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. But I have the only antidote against the evil that becomes me - his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of sweet darkness that clung on for dear life. I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. By the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds - it might have been too late.

Why Choosing Your Setting is Important

I am no professional writer in my standards, have only been in the world of publishing novels for 3 years now, still living in the headspace that I might not know what the freak I am doing. So to give my opinion on the topic of how important your choice of setting is in a novel, would totally be that – my opinion.
Why setting is important to me as a writer?
It’s the backbone, the skeleton so to speak of a story. Without setting, scenes are non-existent and my story really would lack in color, depth and tone. When I write I have to live it, breathe it, be obsessed with the entire world I am creating. I’m in it all the way as I’m a very visual creator. Setting is my base for my scenes and the essential ingredient to keeping the flow of the tone.
In every novel I write, my world building sucks me in, the tick is when to use it. I find there are times I need to pull back when the dialog and actions of characters play an important role. My final answer, I live to write the settings, it’s the most creative part of my writing.

Thank you for the opportunity to share some of my writing tips with your readers.
Carlyle Labuschagne.

Carlyle is a South African award winning author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.

"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, it’s in the dark times that the light comes to life."

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival. 

 "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - it’s a crazy world out there you don’t have to go it alone!"

Founder of SAIR Book Festival
Co-Founder of Fire Quill Publishing.
Founder of Help build a Library in South Africa. 

Places to find Carlyle

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