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408 Posts: Writing
October 28, 2013
Writing Workshops 101I’ve been lucky to have participated in a few great writing workshops. Yes, I’ve dabbled in fiction, and...
October 21, 2013
Love Triangles — Traps or Treasures?Love triangles have become a standard of YA romances. As author Beth Revis says in her Writing Teen Novels post...
October 16, 2013
The Condition Which Shall Not Be Named: 5 Tips for Outsmarting *whisper* Writer’s Block — A Guest Post by Author Jessica BrodyWhat do you picture when I say the word, “Writer?” More often than not I think people picture an unkempt...
October 9, 2013
What Makes a Teen Novel?As I’m sure you know by now, Swoon Reads is a teen romance imprint. (If you didn’t already...
October 8, 2013
Don’t Stop Believing: The “Journey” to Stronger Plots — a Guest Post by author Jessica BrodyWhen I look back at the 185 rejection letters I got from agents when I was trying to get representation...
October 3, 2013
So, What Exactly is Romance?When we first starting planning Swoon Reads, it quickly became obvious that everyone has their own idea of a romance...
October 1, 2013
Drunk Monkeys Wrote My First Draft: The Art of Finishing a Book — A Guest post by author Jessica BrodyWe’ve all been there. You sit down at your computer. You’ve got your favorite mug full of your...
September 23, 2013
Writing Tips from YA Authors-Neil Gaiman (with bonus Steve Jobs)Sometimes we all get a little tired and frustrated. We’re overworked, tired, cranky, whatever, and it can be hard...
August 13, 2013
Writing Tips from YA Authors- Garth Nix and Beth RevisAs part of the 2013 Shared Worlds Creative Writing Experience, Wofford College asked famous speculative fiction writers to send them...