Writing

Reading The Dictionary For Fun — Memoir Of A Writer

I recently finished The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, and I’m quite sure I need my own Oxford English Dictionary. The nonfiction account documents how the OED was born, the life of one of its most prominent editors, Professor James […]… Continue reading Reading The Dictionary For Fun — Memoir Of A Writer

2018 · Creating · Novels · Revision · Writer's Block · Writing · Writing Life

Big story ideas & what to do with them

Hey YABookcasers! Today, I'd like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of...but don't write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you're still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not?I've been… Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them

Writing

TeenPit Class of 2018 Mentor Matches!

So excited to be a part of TeenPit! Looking forward to the revision with a very special mentee!

K. Hopkins Writes

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for….  Time to announce the mentor matches!

Mentees will receive an email from the submissionsteenpit@gmail email account with a link to a Google permission form. Please make sure a parent or guardian fills out the form not later than March 23, 2018. Watch your email for a welcome email from your new writing mentor!!

Congratulations to:

Mentee:

Maggee B.

Title:

AWAKE

Mentor:

Fiona McLaren

Alex M. AUBADE Lyndsay Ely
Bethany S. CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? Ashley D. MacKenzie & Amelia Diane Coombs
Emily A. THE RAT KING Shari Schwarz & Tara Creel
Breeny N. YOU TRULY ASSUMED Erin Foster Hartley
Kalie H. PINKY SWEAR K. Kazul Wolf  & Rosie Thor
Lux C. BLOOD AND BRINE Kerbie Addis
Niko N. THE EVASION THEORY Laurie Dennison
Sidra E. SPECIAL M.K. England
Tina Y. BACK TO THE SHORE Heather Cashman
Danielle P. INTRUDERS OF PROTECTION Amanda Rawson…

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2018 · Creating · Writing · Writing Life

Creative processes – which one is best?

Hi YABookcasers! Another day, another question about the creative arts. However, it's actually not that simple, because I'm not just talking about the creative arts. With the passing of the magnificent, unrivaled Stephen Hawkings, it made me want to reaffirm a strong belief of mine: there is a creative process to everything - science, technology,… Continue reading Creative processes – which one is best?

2018 · Creating · Novels · Writer's Block · Writing · Writing Life

Where did all the good ideas go?

Hi YABookcasers, I've been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I'm not talking about writer's block. The question that's got my attention is "Where did all the good ideas go?"Let me expound. Big blockbuster books hit the shelves regularly -… Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?

Writing Life

Epilepsy & osteoarthritis: depression, anxiety, or ego?

Hi YABookcasers, I don't often touch on my personal life through the blog. Sometimes I mention my epilepsy as it's an important topic to me. Sometimes I talk about my horses and dogs. A few people who know me know I have early-onset osteoarthritis. Today, I felt the need to discuss the difference between depression,… Continue reading Epilepsy & osteoarthritis: depression, anxiety, or ego?

2018 · Book reviews · Fantasy Books · Novels · Paranormal books · Supernatural Books · Writing · YA Books · Young Adult books

3 reasons you should read these books…

Hi YABookcasers! First of all, if you've not been to my site before, you might have received a popup asking if you'd like to join my newsletter. I hope you do, as there will be lots of goodies and a secret members only forum! If you didn't receive the popup because you've been before, pop… Continue reading 3 reasons you should read these books…