Greetings, all. I have emerged from the other side of the sickbed at last. Well, actually, I emerged a couple of weeks ago, but it took some time to get back on my feet. In case you missed my tweets or Instagram posts, I was taken out by a nasty flu for two weeks, throwing… Continue reading Writes and Crafts: Plotting
Wow, okay, so a LOT has happened since my post about moving back to New York. And, amazingly, all of it has been good. If you’ve been following me on social media, you’re probably up-to-date on what’s happened with me. A little over a month later, I have two publishing credentials under my belt, a… Continue reading The Start of a Journey in Publishing
So, if you’ve been paying attention to social media over the past several years and you’re part of the book community (or even if you aren’t), you’ve probably noticed the push for more diverse stories. It’s an important push, one that I wrote about on my Instagram the other day when a controversy popped up… Continue reading A List of Diverse YA Books I’ve Read
Hey readers! So, I’ve always wanted to try writing book reviews. At the same time, I don’t want to transform this entire blog into a review blog. Plus, there are tons of books I want to talk about, so it would feel weird to just post the occasional review of one book chosen over several others. The solution:… Continue reading Mini Book Reviews (January-March)
They said, “All teenagers scare the living shit out of me!!” – My Chemical Romance, “Teenagers” I primarily write YA fiction. There’s this misconception that writing for teenagers means you have to dumb your writing down. You know, pluck all the “big” words out of your prose because teenagers couldn’t possibly understand them. Make sure your… Continue reading “How Do I Talk To Teenagers?” You’re Already Asking the Wrong Question
This blog is something I treasure. It allows me a platform to write my thoughts on topics that are important to me in long form, and then to distribute those thoughts to a large audience. It provides me with a place to practice my writing, which, to a young writer trying to sell her fiction,… Continue reading I’ve Been M.I.A., But I’m Back With a College Degree!
When I woke up this morning, there was rage all over my Twitter feed. I couldn’t find the source, but it seemed to have something to do with YA readers being shamed for, well, reading YA. What’s new, right? I went about my day normally. Later, a friend posted the link to the offending article,… Continue reading No, I’m Not Embarrassed: Good Lit is Good Lit