Hi YA Bookcasers! Today is going to be a short but sweet post. I'm curious - what book are you reading now, and would you recommend it (why or why not)? Here are my current reads: 2nd last read: I finally read The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Now, this isn't due to not wanting to… Continue reading What are you reading?
Hi Ya Bookcasers, It's funny how life can throw you curve balls, isn't it? You're just living your life, doing your own thing, and then boom...life jolts in another direction. I had a minor version of this lately: my wedding ceremony venue fell through and now we have a 5 month rush to find our… Continue reading Writing with an open mind
Hi Ya Bookcasers! I hope that May is treating you well! Today, I want to share with you my favorite five book covers! These are from no particular years; they're just the ones I like. What are your favorites? The sheer beauty of this cover blows me away. It's full of atmosphere, tension, and… Continue reading My favorite book covers…
Hi YA Bookcasers, In April, I was on a little blogging hiatus. For all the great reasons - flying to the UK for my dad's 70th birthday (we all chipped in and he's flying to Vienna to see his favorite singer perform!). Buying my wedding dress (it wasn't quite the one I thought I'd get… Continue reading Life outside the writing
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
Hi YaBookcasers, You might have noticed that this month I've skipped a few posts. It's not because I didn't have time to write one, or that I didn't have anything to say. It's because it was time to have a little self-care. And that's exactly what I want to talk about today! The writing world… Continue reading Writing & self-care
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
So excited to be a part of TeenPit! Looking forward to the revision with a very special mentee!
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!!
|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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Hey YABookcasers! Have you ever had an old story idea that you absolutely love, but can't quite get the gumption to work on? You love the concept and characters, but something is blocking your progress. Or perhaps you wrote it a long time ago, and now you're looking at it as this mammoth task of… Continue reading Reviving an old story
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?