Sandra Madera

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Sandra Madera currently resides in New York and is a recent college grad, obtaining her bachelor's degree in science. However, her true passion has always been reading and writing. She has been writing short stories since she was a child. She recently published her first full-length YA novel entitled Restraint. For free YA short story downloads and for information on upcoming novels visit www.sandramadera.com and http://sandra-madera.blogspot.com. ...more

An Author’s Perspective: Are the “Too Short” Criticisms for Literary Works by Readers Valid?

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Every creative writer has heard the same criticism from a reader at some point.  Scrolling down at the reviews for your newly published work is the comment that your short story, novella, novelette, novel, or whatever is “too short”.  Some readers may throw in other criticisms like that your work was so short that they couldn’t relate to it or bond with the characters.  While all crea Read more of this blog post »
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Sandra For those who want the print version of the Weeping Willow Series, this book will contain the original Weeping Willow stories as well as a new story entitled Wicked Chemistry. While reading the original shorts is essential to understanding the novels, reading the Wicked Chemistry short is not needed for understanding the follow up novels, Wicked Magic and Wicked Love, but it will be a glimpse into the lives of Willow and Nalin before the journey read in Wicked Magic.


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