I recommend GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE not only as a compelling, gorgeously written YA novel, but also as an exceptional world building mentor text.
Whenever, however, and wherever you choose to insert dialogue tags, it helps to know the punctuation rules!
Before you bend or break the rules of writing for children, the generally accepted strategy is to learn the established rules first. But however these authors and illustrators dreamed up these groundbreaking book ideas, they executed them brilliantly.
How many times have you been told, “Write what you know?” If your experience is anything like mine, too many times to count. I’d like
I’m not typically drawn to SCI FI, but the cover photo of THE KINGDOM, by author/freelance editor Jess Rothenberg, drew me in like a moth
I’m a HUGE fan of the Mercy Watson early reader series written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. So I literally gasped
I thought I missed my chance to review these March debuts, so imagine my surprise when I opened a big box (filled with the nicest
SHOW, DON’T TELL! Most of us have received that advice at least once in our writing careers. What does it mean? And how should you
As someone who dabbles in (writing about) demons, I was drawn to Prophecy by talented author Ellen Oh. In the words of Legend author Marie Lu,
Baking a 7 layer cake is like writing a story. You have so many tempting and tasty choices to make, and each new layer builds
Racing through the mall Voice croaking like a frog Wishing you were home sweet home Perusing your favorite blog! Is it my imagination, or does
Ever since my eyes were opened to the importance of Point of View (POV), I’ve paid close attention to narrative voice whenever I write as well as read. I’m happy to share my observations, with a focus on books that dare to push POV boundaries.