No matter which collection of descriptive writing tools you choose, all will help you SHOW instead of TELL!
The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Haley Chewins is a mystical middle-grade novel that celebrates the importance of family, resilience, and belonging. Chewins masterfully builds
A Boy Called Preacher by Cheryl Schuermann is a middle-grade historical fiction novel that celebrates resilience, the childhood call to uncover mysteries, and the power
I thought I knew what this book was about, but it surpassed everything I imagined. I was lucky to receive an ARC of EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW by writer, editor, and public relations consultant Shannon Takaoka, but I strongly recommend you snap this up (or place a pre-order) when this young adult debut novel releases on October 13, 2020.
So you’ve finished the first draft of your new novel. Now what? *I recently finished a first draft of a new novel. Only took five
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Leslea Newman is a well-known, award-winning #kidlit author. We are honored to have her here on Writers’ Rumpus. Leslea, you have quite
Guest Post by Josh Roberts, author of debut middle grade novel THE WITCHES OF WILLOW COVE, available today from Owl Hollow Press. Josh may be
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