Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis
Release Date: May 17, 2016
The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.
For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.
Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.
Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.
Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?
How do you get yourself in the mood to write? Do you have certain things that you have to do first or need to have with you when you are writing?
I’m always thinking about stories in my head, so I’m usually in the mood to write. However, sometimes I find myself playing out different scenarios in my head instead of writing. What I do to remain on task is set daily goals for myself. I basically write 2,500 words daily, for 12,500 words a week. This allows me to write a rough draft in 6 weeks. The revisions take me twice as long. In order to write, I have to have either an outline, or a topic for the particular chapter I’m working on. For example, I like to have my 25 chapters already broken down on the computer, and under each heading, a sentence or two about what needs to happen in that chapter. That way, when I sit down to write, I have a prompt to get me going. I have a special laptop I write on. It’s tiny and I take it everywhere with me. I also like to move around a lot when I write. I’ll start in the TV room, then move outside, then write in bed. I find different scenery keeps my mind from wandering off topic. I also like to listen to music to make sure I stay in the right mood. If I’m writing a fighting scene, I like to listen to fast-paced movie soundtracks. But if I’m writing an emotional scene, then I need something that matches it. I also find it helpful to get out of the house. So once a week I meet a fellow writer friend at a local coffee house and we stay there all day writing! I find I’m usually productive on those days and can accomplish 3,000 words easy. I also find that I accomplish more if I take a break from writing at night. I make sure I am reading something fun and enjoyable so I can remember what I’m writing for–the love of reading.
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Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.
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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl