Wednesday, April 25, 2018

How to Write an Unreliable Narrator

In the last couple of weeks, I've been mulling over an idea: how do I create a narrator who is a flat out liar, but still relatable somehow (yes, Blogger, relatable is a word!)? I want to try to write a story in which the narrator contradicts him or herself constantly, leaving the reader guessing as to the truth of what is happening. Has anyone written or read something like that recently?

Obviously, I turned to Google and came up with some great articles on the subject:

What is an Unreliable Narrator? 1) Why are they unreliable? 2) Why is it important to the story? 3) How noticeable is it?

Seven Types of Unreliable Narrators: Is your narrator lying out of self-preservation? Is he or she a psychopath? Is he or she simply heavily biased in some way? This is a great starting point.

Using an Unreliable Narrator:  The narrator must provide information, but it doesn't necessarily have to be correct. Dun dun dun!

8 Tips to Writing Unreliable Narrators: Use secondary characters to hint at or highlight the narrator's unreliability.

Truth and Lies in Fiction: Flesh out your character. And remember not to cheat the reader.

There are a million more articles on this topic, but these ones are the ones that stood out to me. They've each got different tips for writing such a narrator, so I'm saving them here for later. :)

Monday, April 23, 2018

All-American Liars is Out Today!

The day has finally arrived! All-American Liars is available for purchase as an ebook, paperback, or hardback. Yay! I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and encouragement. It's going to be a great Monday. :D

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Meet the Characters of My Newest Book, All-American Liars

Good morning! All-American Liars comes out in two days and I'm so excited. I've worked really hard on it and I hope all of you lovely readers enjoy it! It's got drama, romance, secrets, reveals, female friendship, sibling relationships, and more!

Meet Annie: Brave. Intelligent. A little bit terrified.
 Meet Tristan: Honest. Charming. Scrambling for answers.
Meet Wren: Snarky. Curious. Increasingly suspicious.
Meet Rich: Hard working. Schemer. Hopeless in the romance department.

Aren't these illustrations fabulous? Evan at Ecstatic Images did them for me, and I'm so happy with them. :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Get an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of All-American Liars

Can't wait until April 23? Me either! So...

This weekend I'll send out ARC copies to readers. I hope you love reading it as much as I did writing it!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Cover Reveal for Upcoming YA Novel, All-American Liars

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share this cover with you. It's gorgeous. Mariah Sinclair did a fantastic job on it. Don't you think?

P.S. Will you pretty please add the book on Goodreads? It would help me immensely to get the word out to other great readers just like you! :)