Karina Schink Books
In 2016 I started my own Book Blog (karinaschinkbooks.com). As it's description states, it is a blog for readers and writers alike. It explores topics like inspiration, upcoming books, the writing process and publishing. I try to publish at least three posts a week and do research on upcoming news in the publishing/book industry. I have a passion for writing and publishing, and this is a way of having an outlet for that while also, hopefully, supplying a platform for an audience with a similar interest.
Some of my blog posts:
My Point of View on Point of View: http://www.karinaschinkbooks.com/blog/2016/3/10/12yn62m8o46ihw32wte294wx3utrol
This morning, I only wanted to write in the perspective of my original main character. I had an unexplained biased to MY OWN CHARACTERS.
I wanted to tear out my hair, but I didn't. Instead, I went to work and I worked. And I thought.
And I realized something: I am always going to make the wrong choice. Writers will always make the wrong choice.
Books From the Past Year: http://www.karinaschinkbooks.com/the-book-blog/2016/3/8/books-from
Red Queen by Victioria Aveyard is a stunning debut. I'm not really one for fantasy books. I like Dystopian and Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction and basically anything with a love triangle. I like Harry Potter, and that's about as far as my love for fantasy went.
But, I heard about this book. And I love proving myself wrong. This was one of those cases. I fell in love with this story so much that I pre-ordered the sequel before the cover or title was even released.
The Postmortal Performance Project
During my first semester of college (August 2014) I participated in the Postmortal Performance Project, which was a collaboration between several freshman and Dr. Ellyn Lerner. Together we produced and put on a play based on the novel, The Postmortal by Drew Magary. I was a writer for the play and took part in creating characters and dialogue, as well as editing, and working with Ellyn one and one on the script. I also took part in coaching three actors on their characters and delivery of their lines. Here is an article from the SUNdial on the performance: http://sundial.csun.edu/2014/11/class-recreates-highly-acclaimed-book-the-postmortal/
Last year I started editing on more of a daily basis. I was asked to edit Jill Williamson's book Storyworld First: Creating a Unique Fantasy World for Your Novel, which was published last year. (here is a link to that book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Storyworld-First-Creating-Unique-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00MSANJ5S).
Around the same time as working on Jill's book, I was also working with Michelle Synder, a professional editor, on one of my own novels, and with her learned about what it takes to edit a novel professionally.
In 2015 I was asked by a personal friend to edit the sequel to his novel. S. Alex Martin's first novel is self-published through Amazon and received many great reviews. I, as well as several other editors, have been reading through and editing the sequel for grammar and plot. It was published on January 1st, 2016. Here is a look at the first one: http://www.amazon.com/Embassy-Recovery-Book-Alex-Martin-ebook/dp/B00HMVPUJQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1431819660&sr=1-1&keywords=Embassy
I am currently editing my writing partner's novel Witchin' which has been self-published on Amazon, but she is looking to re-release. With her I have been working on character development and plot as well as grammar and dialogue.
Community Access Partners
I worked with CAPS as a sophomore and junior in high school when my interest in filmmaking was just beginning. The first day I volunteered I was a grip, or someone who makes sure the cameramen don't trip over their wire cameras. The next few times I got to be key control, assistant floor director, and then the floor director. My experience with CAPS was short, but I learned a lot about how live television interviews work and how to operate a floor camera.
Relay For Life
I have been involved in Relay for Life for the past 12 years. It has always been a very personal experience for me, and every single year it is moving and very powerful. It is hard to put my time with Relay into words, because it is a unique experience every single time. My mother is a caner survivor, and I have many friends that are no longer alive because of this disease. It has plagued my life since 1st grade and I will fight every single year, until it is eradicated.