Hello again! Today, as part of the 2018 Ch1- and Ch21-Con Blog Tour, Mr. Liam Wood of Ch21Con is stopping by to offer a fresh perspective on a subject that's fresh on my mind as I put the finishing touches to my second chapter book, Cliche. Take it away! <> <> <> Revising for the … Continue reading Revising for the Lone Writer, by Liam Wood
Mild content warning: post features pictures of a somewhat skimpily-dressed anime character. I ran a poll on my Twitter page a few weeks ago for the theme of my next "Young Writer's Life According To..." post. It was a 50/50 tie between Tangled (which has a surprising variety of gifs) and my favorite anime, RWBY. … Continue reading The Young Writer’s Life According to RWBY: Beta-Reading Edition
I looked back at my archives, and I realized that the stuff on this blog goes back not one, not two, but three years. My first post came out on the 28th of December, 2013. It told the story of what might happen if all the (current) Doctors in Doctor Who attended a slumber party … Continue reading Save the Date: 3rd Bloggiversary Bash
If there's one thing I revise more often than my books, it's my author bio. I wanted to make it stand out and be unique, while accurately describing all the fandoms I like in a roundabout way. That way, it also looks like I'm saying a lot, so nobody thinks to ask why I didn't … Continue reading Author Bio Stuff
Let's see if I can start a blog tag going. The purpose of this tag is helping MG and YA authors of all levels of accomplishment get to know each other by answering a combination of random, funny, or frank writerly questions. If you write stories for young readers, be it for fun or as … Continue reading “I Write MG/YA” author blog tag
Hi everyone! I've been invited to take part in the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference blog tour, featuring guest posts, interviews, and giveaways from the esteemed founders all around the writerly blogosphere. Julia, Ch1Con's amazing founder, is here with us today to talk about how the Star Wars film franchise has influenced her as … Continue reading On Star Wars and Writing – Guest Post by Julia Byers
My musing for today is, who selects which books intended for children receive a Newbery Medal and how do they do it? Here's how I imagine (and embellish upon) it: A group of women between the ages thirty and sixty sitting at a San Diego Comic Con celebrity panel-style table, each engrossed in a 100 … Continue reading Who Picks the Newbery Awards?