THE FIRESTONE SERIES

  • Creative Writing Tips

    To anyone who is thinking about taking up writing as a career, here is some sound advice and words of wisdom from someone in the know:

    “Cardboard cut-out characters

    Give your characters a life. Surround them with evidence of their past, present, and future. Everyday things that happen to them make them human. They should argue with their parents, forget a friend's birthday, and hope everyone will forget theirs. They stub their toes, drop cell phones in water, and lose car keys. All of this must happen while they're dealing with other people. The reader must see characters as real people. Writers create believable characters when readers are able to identify with them…” Amanda Patterson, Writers Write

    For more, click on the link below.

    http://writerswrite.co.za/how-to-create-irresistible-characters

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  • Feed the Body - Feed the Soul!

    Because I’m on half-term this week (woohoo - a whole week off from teaching, marking, listening to students complain, etc) I’ve decided to become more adventurous and healthy in the way I eat. The challenge I set myself was to do the weekly shop and come home with foods that we never usually buy. I outdid myself! I bought pumpkin, couscous, a pork joint, noodles, sweet and sour sauce, prawn crackers and lamb.

    This week, I treated the family to sweet and sour chicken and noodles, stewed beef and couscous, a pork roast with all the trimmings and tonight, pumpkin soup with banana bread (baking in the oven as we speak!) I can’t wait!

    There’s nothing like adding a bit of variety to your diet to spice things up a bit and give you that extra zest for living. Not only has it energised me, but it’s kick-started me into writing mode again, which has been waning of late.

    I may not be able to replicate the delicious fresh foods served at the Firestone Academy on Planet Aruuliah, but it’s amazing how a change in diet can make you feel like a whole new person!

    Feed the body and you’ll feed the mind and soul!

    Try it – it works!

    Linda

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  • Reading The Alphabet

    "...The Hidden Realms of Firestone was full of its own spins that truly made this its own book with a colorful cast of characters from different planets with fun technologies that I wish we had here.

    Thea is not the average main character. She’s got quite an attitude. She’s temperamental, occasionally sour, used to getting what she wants, and is not afraid to voice her discontent...

    ...In addition to having an interesting storyline and plot, David tackles the issues of growing up with ease. They aren’t thrown into the book just to be in there. Part of that is expressed in each character..."

    Check out the full review via the link below:

    http://readingthealphabet.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/review-hidden-realms-firestone-linda-david/

    Thanks for a great review Maria and for sharing your views on the story and characters!

    Linda

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  • Mother Daughter Book Reviews

    "The Firestone Crystal is absolutely the type of book that I would have devoured as a tween. It has a main character who grows from a self-centred, “difficult” tween into an introspective, cultured, and courageous young girl; a unique and creative inter-galactic setting filled with strange creatures and advanced technology; important life lessons relevant to tween and teen kids; and an intriguing and suspenseful plot filled with unexpected twists and turns. I couldn’t put it down – I thoroughly enjoyed it! I would recommend this book to tween girls in particular (although I think boys would enjoy it as well) who love science fiction and a good mystery." Ages 9+

    An in-depth and insightful look at The Firestone Crystal by Renee at the Mother Daughter Book Review website. Click on the link below for a look at her full review:

    http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com/book-review-the-firestone-crystal-by-linda-david/

    Thanks Renee for an excellent review, which gives a detailed look at some of the deeper and often, hidden meanings, within the story.

    Linda

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  • Unraveling Words

    My thanks to Ornella Russo for featuring me on her 'Book Spotlight' feature. Please click the link below to check it out:

    http://unraveling-words.blogspot.co.uk/

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"...I liked how Ms. David kept me guessing who the bad guy was (I can usually figure out what the ending will be in books, but not in this one)..." - thiskidreviewsbooks.com

"...This book is basically Harry Potter in space...Linda David has also imitated the Harry Potter model in mixing humour with a thrilling plot (involving dark matter and an attempt to control the universe), and, ends with a great, Rowling-esque twist..." -indieebookreview.wordpress.com

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