VBT–My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer. Guest Post and Giveaway

14 Oct




Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.


Writer’s Block Cures

I have a lot on my plate at the moment. For one, I’m married with two teenagers. Those teenagers have activities like theater arts school, judo, guitar lessons, stage performances, and of course regular school responsibilities like homework and projects, of which I, being a good mother, attempt to help and support them. I also have a house to keep up. No one else is going to do the laundry or dust the cobwebs (because begging the kids doesn’t always work). Not only that but I work full time, and my commute alone eats up almost 10 hours out of my week. Add to that the fact that I’m a writer and also contribute to two blogs, and you can see why things tend to slip off my plate.
In all this chaos, I do somehow find time to write. If I manage to swipe my brain clean from all the day to day activities, I might still find myself facing a blank screen wondering what to do. So, here are my cures for Writer’s Block.

Back it up. Go back and re-read the last couple chapters. Usually this fixes a block for me. It puts me back into the story, into the soul and depth of it, and sparks ideas for the next scene. It also usually shows me something I didn’t see before, maybe a possible twist or turn I could take to develop the story better.

Skip around. I don’t always write chronologically. If I’m stuck on a chapter, but I know what I want to happen down the road a bit, I’ll skip ahead and write the scene I already envision which will come later in the story. Sometimes it’s easier to connect the dots when you have point A and point B bookending your troublespot.

Step away. Sometimes you just need a clearer headspace to let the ideas flow. Go outside, take a walk, listen to music, or watch a movie. Inspiration usually finds us when we’re not looking.

Plow forward. Once in a while, you just have to write something—anything—no matter, how ridiculous it is, to get the ball rolling. You are allowed to write crap. As long as you go back and fix it later. But at least you’ll have written something. And sometimes, fixing something bad is the best way to move forward to something better.



I’m a Philippine-born American living in Germany with my husband and two teens.

I write young adult books that usually have some element of magic or the supernatural in them. I also like to read those kinds of books. Aside from reading, I like movies, chocolate, take-out, coffee, traveling, and having fun with my friends and family. I’ve also been known to make a pretty sweet cupcake.

I tend to sing sometimes, too, so keep me away from your Karaoke bars.

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