I'm excited to welcome author Bisi Leyton to Megan Likes Books to talk about the 10 things she's learned as a writer. Welcome Bisi!!
Ten things you've learned as a writer
It’s a lonely job. No one’s ever going to be as invested in my work as I am. No matter how excited or thrilled I am about a plot twist, no one’s going to be more thrilled than me.
Everyone has an opinion and everyone’s opinion should be valued (even if I don’t agree).
You have to enjoy what you’re writing about and make it accessible to readers. I haven’t figured out the right balance yet, but I’m working at it.
Take time to invest in relationships otherwise you can spend six months on a book and people have moved on.
I can actually write.
Beta Readers are worth their weight in gold.
Invest in a good editor
Don’t over edit. At some point the books got to be ready, but knowing when is the trick.
Don’t read reviews every day. I find a bad review can knock me off course for days, so I make it a habit of checking my reviews once a month. Then I can get all the hits at once.
It’s the best job in the world!
There's definitely some great advice in there! Thanks Bisi!
Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.
Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.
Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.
Praise for Wisteria:
“I love the buildup of this story, getting to know the characters and watching their connection grow. I had no idea which way the story was headed and I was kept in suspense right up to the very end! It has plenty of action and a fascinating plot and I can’t wait to see what Bisi Leyton has for us next!!”
“There are a lot of great things in this book, so much more than zombies and a struggle for survival. At it’s base core it is about star-crossed lovers, literally and the supporting characters roles… Ms. Leyton brings to Wisteria a mixture of science fiction, fantasy, dystopic world with a twist to the paranormal romance angle!”
“The book was full of nonstop action from the beginning until the end, and I did not put it down until I had finished it. I loved the book.”
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.
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