Tag Archives: Young Adult

In Writing, as In Life, Don’t Rule Anything Out

currently playing on my iPod: Sadrang by Niyaz Do you have critique partners? If not, you should. This is not a post about that. Do you put your manuscript away for a few months before coming back to revise it … Continue reading

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Blur the Line Between Fiction and Non

currently playing on my iPod: Romany Dagger by All Them Witches Recently, I picked up a pack of repro 16th century French playing cards at the Renaissance Faire (Whatever. It’s completely rad. If you don’t think so, you haven’t been.) and … Continue reading

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How a Celtic Warrior Queen Snuck into Harry Potter’s World (Yes, I know ‘snuck’ isn’t a word, but ‘sneaked’ just sounds lame. Also, I needed a reason to shoot for the longest blog title in history. Eat that!)

currently playing on my iPod: Easy on the Eye by Trashcan Sinatras (acoustic album) Boudicca totally wiggled her way into Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Who is Boudicca? Oh, she’s this historical figure turned folklore superhero. Back when the Romans and … Continue reading

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Another Reason Novels Are More Important Than Math

currently playing on my iPod: Yes, I Would by Frightened Rabbit Yup. I said it. So there, sixth grade math teacher that gave me detention way back when. Last night, I had dinner with some friends, one whose first language … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Want to Meet

currently playing on my iPod: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons The Broke and the Bookish have suggested we explore the top ten people we’d like to meet. I’m sticking with authors. Before I get all fangirly on you, I must note … Continue reading

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Top Ten TBR List (The Broke and the Bookish Meme)

currently playing on my iPod: Point of You by Elephant Revival Top Ten TBR List Starting today, I Heart Words will join in on The Broke and the Bookish‘s Tuesday Meme, which today is a Top Ten To Be Read … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Inspiration, Part II: Poetry

currently playing on my iPod: Gone by Ioanna Gika Last post I talked about how music inspires writers to create faster paced action and richer transitional scenes. Today, we’ll discuss poetry. Because of its abstract nature, poetry can paint truly … Continue reading

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