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So I was up last night following two interesting Twitter discussions.  The first, found with the hashtag #yalitchat, was a group of writers, editors, agents, etc, all discussing Young Adult literature.  It’s a regular occurring chat with a different focus each week.  Last night focused on knowing when to start sending out querries on your …

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Using Familiar Style

Sometimes, as writers, we feel the need to use large and overly cumbersome words to express ourselves.  This is probably due to an inner need to sound intelligent, or perhaps to create a certain effect (such as stringing a number of similar sounding words together).  But is this appropriate for Young Adult fiction?  Peta of …

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Plotting Your Novel

In writing my own novel, I am on the constant lookout for new and useful guidance.  Twitter has been a surprisingly useful tool in finding resources.  This particular link was from @Indie_Elf. These are ten very simple devices to help with plotting a novel.  When you read them, it’ll seem pretty obvious, but all too …

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Welcome

Welcome to my webspace!  I’m currently working on my first novel written for the Young Adult market.  It is a science-fiction/fantasy novel.  I have just started and I’m only 9,000 words in.  This blog will be my journey of writing the book, editing the book and getting it published.  After those amazing feats are completed, …

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