Guest Post: Ten Random thoughts that ran through Author Donna Compositor while writing CURSE OF STARS

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Guest Post: Ten Random thoughts that ran through Author Donna Compositor while writing CURSE OF STARS

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Guest Post: Ten Random thoughts that ran through Author Donna Compositor while writing CURSE OF STARSCurse of Stars by Donna Compositor
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Series: Diamond Crier #1
Published by Donna Compositor on February 19, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: ARC
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three-half-stars

Sabi Perez is the last Diamond Crier, only she doesn’t know it. Not until a crazed ruler from another world comes to collect her priceless tears and won’t take no for an answer.
Living in New York, Sabi’s seen some nasty things, but the lengths to which her captor will go to keep his crown are things found only in the darkest nightmares. Afraid and alone, Sabi finds solace in her cellmate, Anya, and Cabal, a fellow Crier who also has powers, a rare combination that buys his favor from the ruler. Only it’s a favor he doesn’t want.
In a fit of rage, power erupts out of Sabi, the same power Cabal has, and a spark of hope ignites. Together they may have a chance at escape, something no other Crier has done. Except a ruler hellbent on draining them of every last diamond tear isn’t their only hurdle. If they escape they’ll be hunted to the ends of the earth, if they survive the trek to safety. If they stay the ruler will leech them dry. Sabi would rather die trying than lie down and die, even if that means running away into even more danger.
"Both original and exciting - with a fierce heroine, a fast-paced plot, and a fascinating world. Fans of dark fantasy - pick this one up!" Mari Mancusi - Award winning author of the Scorched series and the Blood Coven Vampires
". . . vividly imagined and deftly plotted dark fantasy . . ." BookLife Prize in Fiction


Top 10 Book-Writing Thoughts

1.) Do these names make any sense? (The names I use always make me blush. I don’t know why. Probably because they’re so raw coming out of my head.)

2.) How long does a black eye take to heal?

3.) How long can a filthy person actually survive? (Because of cleanliness aids in survival, if the Criers are basically left to fester in the cells, how long before they develop dirty diseases and start dying?)

4.) At an average of twenty miles per day, how long should I make their trek from the castle to South Fair? (It’s details like this that help to fill out a story, even though the reader may skim right over them.)

5.) How effective are leeches?

6.) OMG, this goes on forever. (Usually thinking this right before I cut a chunk of superfluous text. I did A LOT of that in one of the last edits.)

07.) Who’s going to survive book two? (Yeah, I’m always plotting like this. What deaths will affect the main character the most?)

08.) Blech. I can’t write endings.

09.) OMG I love this line. (Every once in a while I’ll come across a short piece of text that makes me wonder if I was under the influence of something because I can’t possibly have written something that incredible. It’s usually only a sentence.)

10.) How the hell does this magic work? (Creating rules for a magical system is hard and cumbersome and I’m still trying to keep everything straight about it.)


three-half-stars

About Donna Compositor

Donna has been writing since she was in the single digits when she first realized she needed to do something about all the thoughts in her head. After a stint with bad poetry she finally found her way to novels, mainly of the young adult fantasy variety. When she’s not cranking out more stories she works a regular 9 to 5, reads anywhere from 2 to 3 books a week, drinks copious amounts of tea, eats way too much, and makes her own beauty products because her skin turns into a sentient hive if she uses anything else. This is mostly because she lives in the desert where the air siphons water clean out of her. She lives with a man named Steve and several quadrupeds: three cats named Renfield, Sam, and Dean; and a MinPin named Malfoy.

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