By Alli Brydon When Lonely Planet Kids approached me last year to write a children’s book of myths and legends from cultures across the world,
Do you ever get a book idea in your head but don’t know where it’s going? Do you find that you have a saggy middle?
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.
As Halloween approaches, author Josh Roberts talks with us about what makes for a great spooky middle grade novel.
A friend once told me that if she didn’t have to write, if there weren’t stories building themselves in her head constantly, her life would
Sure, authors get acknowledgement pages to wax poetic about all the many, many people who help turn a manuscript into an actual book, but sometimes an
The past few months I have been revisiting a musical that I wrote about ten years ago, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Musical. I am
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
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
I have a confession to make. I haven’t written anything new in six months. My hiatus started after writing 12,000 words of a new novel,
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
It’s the end of November, and with it goes another YA’LL Fest. This was my third YA’LL Fest, and each year I learn valuable information.