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From Idea to Paper: Telling vs. Showing

From Idea to Paper: Telling vs. Showing

An idea forms, and you’re madly trying to write it down before it dwindles and fades and you forget you even had this magical concept in your grasp. But HOW do you show what you see in your head? HOW can you articulate those scenes and characters, if they’re all in your imagination? In this post, I aim to help you bring your awesome idea to life!

How To Become a Published Author: 3 Approaches to Publishing

How To Become a Published Author: 3 Approaches to Publishing

Ready to publish your first book? Research and determine what kind of author you want to be. With three publishing avenues to pursue, each one can take you in a different direction. You must decide which way works best for you depending on your writing aspirations.

5 Tips For Editing Your First Book

5 Tips For Editing Your First Book

So, you just typed “THE END” and your story is ready to be published, right? WRONG. You have hours of editing ahead of you so sit tight, grab another coffee, and get ready to dig in.

How To Write Teen Fiction

How To Write Teen Fiction

A question I get asked often is: “How do you write teen fiction?”

The answer is simple. I am passionate about reading, especially reading YA fiction. And as a writer, I am a firm believer that you cannot write a genre you’re not already reading yourself.

Do You Want To Be The Next J.K. Rowling?

Do You Want To Be The Next J.K. Rowling?

If you are a teen writer (like me!), the answer is probably heck ya! 

It’s true, J.K. Rowling has absolutely taken over and led the way for YA readers with Harry Potter. Of course, I’m a total Potter Head. But as a writer, your goal should not be to become the “next J.K. Rowling.” That’s how you turn into a copycat.