Category Archives: Writing

  Over at the YA Buccaneers today, I’m talking about writing diets. No, it’s not about writing less, but about using your time more effectively.     Keep a writing diary for two weeks, especially leading up to NaNoWriMo, and … Continue reading

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While I’m working on a project, I don’t like to read YA books. I feel like it plays with my voice and character development too much. So, I’ve been staying away from that for a bit, while diving into some … Continue reading

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    Who is this lovely, and what has she seen?     She spends her days in the corner of a deep, handmade cradle that is dusty and covered in chipped sienna paint. She watches as people pause to … Continue reading

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Last week, the writing world was abuzz with the news that 20-something student Anna Todd sold her Wattpad One Direction erotic fan-fiction tome called AFTER, for a hefty mid six-figure sum to Simon & Schuster. There was plenty to be … Continue reading

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When I was younger, my best friend, Heather, was often my biggest influence. She was a year older than me, and much cooler, by far. And while we often thought exactly the same way about any topic from TV to … Continue reading

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