MBM: Finding the Line Between Moral and Moralistic, by Braden Bell

2762121Our last March Book Madness guest is my friend, Braden Bell, author of the Middle School Magic series.

My poor family has been down and out this week with the stomach flu this week. (Shoot me now.) But on the bright side, I was able to catch up on a bunch of reading. One of the novels I finished was Braden’s recent release, Luminescence. It was SO SO GOOD! His writing style (and trilogy) reminds me a lot of Rick Riordan, so check out the links below and get them.

I’ll be doing a full review of Luminescence as part of his blog tour next week, but I just had to give him a pre-shout out and say thanks for taking time to share his thoughts on finding that fine balance between being moral and moralistic in our writing.

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MBM: Using a Moral Theme To Make Your Novel Stand Out, by Christopher Rosche

Welcome to the eighth day of March Book Madness. (Schedule and explanation at the bottom of this post.)

Today my friend and fellow writing group buddy is here talking about morality in our stories. Chris wrote an awesome post for March Book Madness last year (link at the bottom), and I’m so excited he agreed to contribute again this year.

So here is Chris, discussing the Moral of the Tale: How a compelling moral theme can make your novel stand above the burgeoning slush pile.

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Christopher Rosche:

As a writer, do you ever worry about the competition?

You probably should.

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