Nov 7, 2012

Upcoming Giveaway + Pinterest

It's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! As I'm writing vigorously on my computer, there are so many others out there with no motivation. Thus, I have two words for you: PINTEREST and GIVEAWAY.

Genius, really. Pinterest is like your good old-fashioned Tumblr or Instagram. You can upload or "pin" photos onto boards to proclaim your favorite foods, clothes, books, and more! You can find tons of clever sayings or adorable photos to "repin" or re-post on your own board. Or if you wish, you may just simply browse and "like" photos.

I have my own account as well as some fellow authors that I follow. Below are their links and mine, where not only can you get some inspiration, but you can connect visuals to my book Emerald Butterfly and many other great books out there:

My Pinterest:
Sarah J Maas (author of Throne of Glass):
Sarah Dessen:
James Patterson:

The giveaway details will be out soon, most likely by the end of the month on how to enter the Pinterest Giveaway.

Also more news on Emerald Butterfly. The novel is awaiting acceptance from two literary agents and a publisher from previous meetings at the Writer's Digest Conference. If any of you are debating if the conference is worth investing your time and money in, I would say, "YES" and highly suggest attending. It's the opportunity of a lifetime and a great way to learn many things about the industry from the experts themselves.

Stay creative & keep writing!

-Amanda Nuri

Nov 3, 2012

Divergent Movie Underway!

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


This series has become very popular among teens and young adults. Though it will never live up to the modern, yet seemingly classic novel the Hunger Games, Summit Entertainment believes it's worth it!

I have not yet gotten around to reading it, but is on my To-Read list. I'm so excited for the production of another new movie and as the casting gets underway be prepared for another debut novel going full-blown on the big screens!

-Amanda Nuri