April Dávila, award-winning author, shares her love of writing

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April Davila

8 random thoughts on writing from one of America’s top new writers.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — 1. November 1 was National Authors Day. It’s also the first day of NaNoWriMo. If some writers decide to take up the challenge, check out this article: 5 things I learned about NaNoWriMo. #1 on the list: Don’t plan ahead. Go for it.

2. Even if a writer doesn’t #NaNoWriMo, remember to schedule A very important meeting to help write any day of the week.

3. A few weeks ago marked the end of ACE Week (formerly known as Asexuality Awareness Week). It’s not one you hear much about, but the folks at Book Riot are on it, offering their list of 20 must-read asexual books. Some say April had to go to Google for certain terms, like queerplatonic, aroace, and demisexual. Kids these days, and their endless patience to label everything.

4. The New York Times recently conducted a poll to determine the best book of the past 125 years (to celebrate the NYT Book Review turning 125 this month). The results weren’t surprising (at all – To Kill a Mockingbird won), but April was thrilled to see Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower win the Science Fiction category.

5. “You see, bookstores are dreams made of wood and paper. They are time travel and escape, knowledge and power. They are, quite simply, the best places. — Author Jen Campbell

6. Colleen Hoover’s new book, It Starts With Us, sold over 800,000 copies in the United States on the day of its publication last week. It’s more than Michelle Obama’s book. Fucking girl.

7. The first Mini Master Class in April was a great success. For the November session (the 17th), she will talk about how to write a story synopsis. Even if the writers aren’t done with the story yet, a synopsis can be a great way to see where the plot holes are. If the editors are done and preparing to interview the agents, they won’t want to miss this one. Register now.

8. Nerd Word of the Week: Fudgel ~ (verb) pretending to work when in reality it does nothing at all.

ORGANIC : April Davila earned her master’s degree in writing from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and a former resident of the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. Her blog, at www.aprildDávila.com, was recently listed by Writer’s Digest as one of the top 101 websites for writers. A fourth-generation Californian, she lives in La Cañada Flintridge with her husband and two children. She is a practicing Buddhist, a half-hearted gardener, and an occasional runner. 142 Ostriches is her first novel. Dávila is a certified meditation teacher through the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. After realizing how much meditation had helped her in her writing career (and her life), she decided to share what she had learned so others could benefit. When she’s not writing or meditating, you can usually find her hanging out with her kids or watching a movie with her filmmaker husband.

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