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Making a Scene: A Practical Planning ...

When I stumbled through my first manuscript eleven years ago, I didn’t know much about scenes. I didn’t know much...

Making a Scene: A Practical Planning Method for Your Story’s Building Blocks
posted on: Aug 7, 2013 | author: Amy Knupp

Driving your Young Adult Novel’...

This month I’m going to talk about craft–specifically, structuring the plot of your YA novel.  Often when...

Driving your Young Adult Novel’s Plot
posted on: May 10, 2013 | author: KristiCook

Young Adult Fiction and Writing ̶...

There’s nothing more satisfying–and more challenging–than writing the final chapter of your young...

Young Adult Fiction and Writing “The End”
posted on: Dec 7, 2012 | author: KristiCook

Dear Young Adult Author…

To follow up on last month’s post, I checked in with a wide range of middle-school- and high-school-age readers...

Dear Young Adult Author…
posted on: Sep 7, 2012 | author: KristiCook

Five Scenes Every Romance Novel Needs

Romance gets a bad rap as being formulaic, and it isn’t. At least no more so than any other popular fiction...

Five Scenes Every Romance Novel Needs
posted on: Jul 30, 2012 | author: Lori Devoti

Ten Steps to Fill Plot Holes

As writers we ask our readers to suspend disbelief all the time, but one thing we don’t want in our story—a big...

Ten Steps to Fill Plot Holes
posted on: Jul 18, 2012 | author: Kathy Steffen

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