I had so much fun creating a world filled with deluded aliens; creeps too. I bet there’s many of them out there, maybe in another universe, thinking they are the next best thing, like mine. There has to be. Well, I made sure my aliens weren’t ‘smarter’ than humans, just a little, well not a […]Read more "World-Building?"
“If only I could save myself from myself,” he said, looking at the stars. Tiny specks of light shed their charm into his eyes, constellations that witnessed the sorrow in his heart, for they, in their own brilliance, were prisoners too.Read more "My favorite line!"
For the first time in Zaonian history, today, under a top-secret experiment, Sief would breed a human with a Zaoni. He had worked so hard for this moment and wouldn’t allow failure. With care, Sief grabbed the slide, which carried the human ovule, from Razie’s hands. Then, he placed it under the microscope. He sat […]Read more "The Universe Between Us: Prologue"
Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of my SciFi thriller The Universe Between Us! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Universe Between Us by Gissel Brito Giveaway ends May 25, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Available for sale here (FREE on KU):The Universe Between UsRead more "Goodreads Book Giveaway!"
I’m no artist; in fact, I have no taste when it comes to graphic design. Then how the heck will I manage to design a book cover that sells? I have no idea, and I’m still working on it. After making a few mistakes, I realized the first thing to think of is genre (look […]Read more "Designing a book cover when you’re broke AF!"
If you haven’t done so already, you can read Chapter One by clicking here: Chapter One It’s Friday on my side of the world–thank goodness. And as I had promised, here is chapter two of my book The Universe Between Us. But before reading, please enjoy some pictures of Mindo–chapter two’s setting. Now that […]Read more "Chapter Two!"
Aliens, conspiracies, power struggles, and romance! The Universe Between Us is a bittersweet, dystopian SciFi thriller about a young woman and an alien cadet, both struggling to survive and overthrow the evil Commander before she invades Earth. Source: BooksRead more "Books"
Many people say they enjoy writing query letters; I’m not one of them. Somehow, I just can’t boil down my 400 page book into two paragraphs. I can’t. My stomach begins to turn, then I feel butterflies in my belly. I have written more than fifteen versions of my query letter, queried around 100 agents […]Read more "Querying Literary Agents"
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that every writer experiences some sort of writer’s block. It sucks, yes. But it happens, and when I get it, like right now, I write gibberish. So what do I do during these nail-biting, head-scratching, migraine-triggering moments? This is exactly what you can find me doing: Cuddling with my […]Read more "Writer’s f***ing block!"
I found this story in my ‘dusty, old drawer’ today. I thought it was interesting as I wrote it, I remember. But now that I re-read it, it sucks to admit it has no beginning, middle, and end. But fuck it, I’ll share it anyway 🙂 Enjoy! “Pathogen 666, rise,” the white, metallic woman […]Read more "Heart of Glass"