Category Archives: books

Third World

Third world was my second MS I ever wrote. The first was fanfiction about Command and Conquer. Yeah, I was 13 and you’re NEVER seeing that. I don’t even think I have it. Anywho, I am working on Blink but … Continue reading

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There will be blood

No, this isn’t a post about editing or blood donations. I was having a conversation earlier today about the relationships writers have with their partners. Be them a publisher, an editor, or an agent. The part I contested was the … Continue reading

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So there’s this guy…

In reading YA lately, or trying to while job hunting, caring for a 13 month old, and writing my own YA, I’ve noticed a problem. I don’t like how guys are portrayed. Particularly love-interest guys for female main characters (FMC … Continue reading

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All A Bullied Kid Needs: A Paul

Sometimes I wonder about why writing young adult fiction has so much appeal to me. Is it setting stories in high school? Is it the scars? The exuberance and idealism? Here’s one reason: In my first year of high school, I was … Continue reading

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Blink Ch4 Wally

Chapter 4 Wally Wally greets me when I open the door the next morning. His blond hair is spiked back up in the way I don’t like. He better not be using glue again to do it. He’s shorter than … Continue reading

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Self-sustaining writer part 2

Lessons From a Swiss Army Knife: The other day I was approached by a company for a job opportunity. I had submitted my resume into a slush pile and came out on the short list above 100 other applicants. No … Continue reading

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The self-sustaining writer

Subtitle: Or the Old Model is Dead, Long Live the new Model. Every once and awhile, I feel the need to write an entry like this. I apologize if I am treading old ground, but I feel this needs to … Continue reading

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