Posts Tagged "Writing Tips"


Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)

Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)


Posted By on Sep 27, 2017

The act of juggling life and everything it throws at me can feel like catching the tail of a cat in one hand and the blade of a knife in the other. Working on more than one project may be inevitable, but the end result will never be successful if I’m not willing to concentrate and make the best of a stressful situation. I’m not a fan of multitasking. In the moment, there’s a thrill that comes with deadlines and...

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Humility is not something we all strive for. We want to be wonderful! Do you remember watching Wonder Woman as a small child and wanting to have a cool headband and indestructibly cute bracelets? It took a long time for us to grow into the woman we’ve become, but we are wonderfully, intricately woven together with talents and a personality that make us unique. Some days we feel empowered and ready to take on the world, but other...

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Mystery & Murder

Mystery & Murder


Posted By on Aug 19, 2014

My YA Murder Mystery Faves: Across the Universe by Beth Revis I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers Shelter by Harlan Coben Who wants teenagers to think it’s okay to seek out serial killers? While the mysteries above cross genres into science fiction and paranormal, the ultimate plot is all about murder. In a lot of cases, YA Mystery has an element of death in the...

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Plotting #LoveWriteCreate

Plotting #LoveWriteCreate


Posted By on Aug 15, 2014

This week Morgan Wylie, Gaby Robbins, and I plot our hearts out! We take a look at the process of plotting and its value during the writing process. Below you can find the links and images we discuss in the video. Gaby’s Tips… Writing Tip Wednesday: Plot As You Go. JK Rowling Plotting Page Morgan’s Tip… Kallie’s Tips… Research: Advice from J.K. Raisovich Novel Plotting Worksheets from Annie...

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I asked S.M. Boyce a killer question recently: “I wanted to ask you some advice about Critique Partners. I don’t have anyone reading my current WIP, and really want to try to find someone that can work consistently with me on it. Is there a place/writer’s group/website that you’d suggest I look into for some honest feedback?” The answer is worth sharing. S.M. Boyce’s Contact Info...

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