Category Archives: YA

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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Blink Ch3 Meet the Shepherds

Ch 3 Meet the Shepherds “I bet homeschooling looks a lot better now,.” Ashley’s mother has been cracking jokes like that for the ten minutes it takes her to drive us to the Shepherd home. I assume they are jokes, … Continue reading

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Sometimes a dream has to wait

Hi all! So the self-imposed Monday deadline has came and went and I’m sure all eight of you who are reading my story are wondering why I put a deadline and then totally forgot about it. I haven’t, I actually … Continue reading

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Update on Blink and a few other things

So Chapter 3 is coming along and I plan on setting up a bi-weekly posting. For now the schedule means sometime around noon on Monday, every other week, there will be more Blink. I would try for weekly, but I … Continue reading

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Blink: Chapter 2: Singed Hair and Sleepovers

Chapter 2: Singed hair and sleepovers A grunting voice startles me awake. Strands of… is that hay?… are blocking my peripheral view to the left. I feel my ankles catching against the grass and ground of the small decline outside … Continue reading

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