Tag: YA

Writing an Authentic YA Voice

Writing an Authentic YA Voice

We all remember what it feels like to be a teenager, right? A tumultuous time filled with angst and first love and new friends and burgeoning independence. Whether we had positive or negative experiences in our high school years, they tend to stick with us. I speak for myself when I say that I remember […]

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How Book Reviewing Influences My Writing

How Book Reviewing Influences My Writing

Before I published my books, and before I understood the importance of book reviews for an author, I always tried to leave a few sentences on Amazon and Goodreads about my reading experience. I’m a great believer in leaving (and reading) reviews for restaurants, holiday resorts, hotels, and other products, so why should books be […]

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How a Smartphone Camera Can Jumpstart Your Writing

How a Smartphone Camera Can Jumpstart Your Writing

Both the camera and creative writing offer us a lens into our humanity. Every story is a snapshot of a time, place or person, and every photo has a story to tell. For me, photography and writing have always gone hand in hand.  They are the push and pull of my daily routine, the way I […]

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