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Kat at the Aussie Zombie kindly mentions Rapture in her latest post!
Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson
With a plot based in Christian eschatology, in theory I should never have liked this series. But it was the main character that really made this series for me - and despite my reservations, the religious aspect didn't bother me at all - and by the end I actually understood more about it ;)
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Narrative Fiction Writing This series supports teachers to teach the details of how to write clearly while inspiring students to write with confidence. After giving a clear and concise account of writing pedagogy and the structure of narratives, the book describes the structure, text features and purpose of some of the most popular text types - action and adventure, crime and mystery, folk tales, science fiction and fantasy. An engaging collection of carefully chosen texts is also included as exemplars of each text type. Discussion points that support students to analyse the text structures enhance the teaching value of these exemplars. Authored by an expert in teaching writing, this book will help guide students to write clear, compelling narrative fiction.
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As I have posted earlier, my lastest YA novel, Minotaur, has been acquired by Month9books run by Georgia McBride. I’m expecting to begin the editing process in June so it’s probably timely to look at editing tools that can help in the process.
In today’s writer’s market, having tools available on your computer, phone, or tablet is essential. Being able to communicate with freelancers and employers, or check up on your latest assignment from anywhere, has become the norm. Access to websites and other online resources has also gone up. Many companies are moving to an online platform that can be supported in any device’s browser or are creating apps that are easy to use. With writers accessing their work on-the-go more than ever before, knowing which online tools are essential is key.
Tools of the Trade
Grammarly: Grammarly is an amazing overall tool for writers. Not only does it have a great grammar and spell check tool, it also helps you to improve your work. I love using the context-optimized synonym generator and adaptive spell check tools. They allow me to see better word choices and fix common typing errors, such as mistaking two and too. With teaching classes as well as question and answer boards, Grammarly not only provides writing services but also a community where writers can get help from each other. It’s also accessible from any device, so if you need to proofread an email or double check your latest blog post while running errands, Grammarly has you covered.
Ginger:: Ginger is basically a personal assistant that helps you check your grammar, rephrase sentences, and improve your writing skills. Its text reader traces through sentences to help you spot errors and hear how your sentences sound out loud. It can also be accessed from any device and lives to serve your every writing need. If you’re waiting for your child to finish up swim lessons, you can use the personal trainer tool to learn more about semi-colons and dashes. If you’ve been staring at the same sentence for days and just can’t figure out how to fix it, try the sentence rephraser. Ginger, like Grammarly, offers a variety of tools to help writers at every point of their process.
Writer’s Market on Your Kindle or Tablet: Writer’s Market is the essential tool for writers to get published and now it’s available on your Kindle or tablet. Take it anywhere with you while you’re searching for an agent, publisher, or for freelance opportunities. Writer’s Market is also easy to bookmark, highlight, and use on your Kindle. If you’re like me, you already carry your Kindle and/or tablet with you everywhere because you never know when you might have a few spare moments. You can look back at important pieces of the book without toting around a huge tome of information. Additionally, Writer’s Market is cheaper on Kindle. Saving money in any way while trying to start your writing career is helpful
Another great aspect of owning a Kindle or tablet is the availability of tools and apps for writers. Poets and Writers, Wordpress, Trello, and Kindle all have apps for your tablet. If you have a Kindle Fire, you’ve combined the best of both worlds. I used to think it was gluttonous to own a tablet and a computer, but it’s really made my writing career much easier to handle. I can surf for jobs, proofread my work, read new books, or research all from one location without lugging around my heavy computer. With these tools, you can access anything your writing career needs.
Take Advantage of the Digital Age
As a new age writer, you can take full control of your writing life from many digital angles. You can answer emails from the beach, do work on the train, or edit your work all from one place. The tried and tested tools above will help you write and edit with confidence while you’re able to work from anywhere.
Kiwi author Phillip Simpson strikes publication deal with Month9Books 17 Mar 2014 Word|link Literary Agency is delighted to announce that Phillip Simpson’s Minotaur has been acquired by Month9Books from the US, who plan to publish the novel in paperback and e-book in 2015. Georgia McBride, owner and publisher of Georgia McBride Media Group says, “Minotaur is the perfect mix of history and fantasy holding appeal for readers in search of something different but based in something familiar. Simpson's unique and richly layered story will also appeal to teachers seeking exciting classroom reading materials. We're excited for readers to get their hands on Minotaur .”
Vicki Marsdon from Word|link adds, “I’m thrilled for Phillip and we are looking forward to a long and happy relationship between Word|link and Month9Books. Phillip has worked extremely hard on his writing and this publishing deal has rewarded his efforts. With the valuable input that comes from working with a great editorial team I think we will see Phillip achieve considerable success.
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Great news! Thanks to the efforts of my amazing literary agent (Vicki Marson at Wordlink), I now have a book deal with U.S based Month9 books (run by Georgia Mcbride) for my latest YA novel, Minotaur. Month9 specialises in middle grade and YA speculative fiction so I know Minotaur will have a good home with them. Very excited!
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Thanks to everyone who helped, especially my wife and fellow authors Catherine Mayo and Dawn Grant.
Feel flattered that I'm included with these authors.
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Here's me being interviewed by Tim Entwisle on WROM radio (Detroit) and also Rev. James Taylor who believes in a Post Rapture. I take the stance of pre-tribulation Rapture which is how I wrote it in my books. What's with the ums?
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The Rapture Trilogy by Phillip W. Simpson
I read this series early in the year and absolutely loved it. Sam is an amazing character, half demon, half human waging a battle to prevent evil taking over the earth. Simpson has an incredible writing style, one that had me immersed in this world and able to visualize in great detail the various environments and characters that formed the story. I was incredibly connected to Sam and wanted so much for him. The expectations of him throughout the trilogy were huge and he delivered time and time again. The Rapture Trilogy certainly appealed to my love of paranormal and while the subject matter has obvious religious connections, this was not over powering. The romance element is light, although there is definitely a love story entwined in these pages along with a good versus evil epic tale with an outcome that is never certain and that will keep you turning pages until you discover exactly how things turn out for Sam.
Rapture - Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Tribulation - Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Apocalypse - Amazon | Barnes & Noble
phillip w. simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is an author of YA and children's books.