I read all types of fantasy and light sci-fi YA novels. Some of my favorite series are:
the Lunar Chronicles, the Hunger Games, the Grisha trilogy, Throne of Glass, and the Mortal Instruments.
Heavy romance, hard sci-fi, horror, murder,non-fiction and historical (I read them but am not very good at critiquing them)
Seventeen-year-old Darius lives on Gaea. Sixteen-year-old Avra lives on Earth. They telepathically connect when Avra’s mother is killed. They don’t know how they are linked; they only know that in order to survive, they must find a way to each other before Erebus does.
Another town, another crowd, I even go by a different name, but the rules are always the same in an elemental fight: there are none. In fact, the more chaos there is the better. As long as the crowd is entertained and there is money to be made, no one cares who you are.
And that’s the way I like it.
Smoke curls into the air, a black streak slicing through Gaea’s blue sky like an open invitation. I ignore it and scan the horizon for the fifth time. I’ve already been to the towns past the meadow and the ones across the river. I don’t bother with the forest – I’m never entering the forest – so that leaves only one option. The black smoke. Problem is, I have to go over the mountains, and that means time. One tick could mean the difference between life and death in a fight, and I prefer to live. I know Mother prefers that as well.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!