The Adventures in Writing Novels for a Variety of Ages & Genres

The Adventures in Writing Novels for a Variety of Ages & Genres

The Adventures in Writing Novels for a Variety of Ages & Genres Writing can take us anywhere we want to go. The fun part about writing is that it allows us to explore other worlds. It allows us to study human behavior and the human mind. To get into the minds of our characters and figure out what makes them tick, what keeps them up at night, and what goals they're desperate to achieve and why. But it gets really fun when we try out other genres and explore new topics. I write a variety of genres for nearly the full spectrum of age groups, from middle-grade fiction for ages 9 to 12 to young adult for teenagers (and other YA fans) to adult fiction. And from literary and contemporary coming-of-age stories to speculative science fiction and psychological thrillers. When I started writing as a kid, naturally I wrote about kids and I always thought I'd write for children and teenagers. But then I reached my...
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One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius

One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius

One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius Are you ready to tap into your creative genius and get more writing done? Would you like to sit down to write and be rewarded with a fountain of ideas that never runs dry? Many writers, especially aspiring writers, are afraid they’re not creative enough to write a novel. They think that if they were meant to write, they’d have ideas coming out of their ears and that they’d be able to write easily and effortlessly. The writing would flow. And the ideas would keep coming in one after another. Because of this belief, many of these writers don’t even try. Or they do try it out, discover it’s a lot harder than they thought, and then give it up. If a writer thinks he’s not creative enough, he may be right. But he’s only taking into account his current abilities. He may not feel creative today, but if he devotes time to it, he’ll...
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The Big Difference Between Traditional Publishing and Vanity Publishing

The Big Difference Between Traditional Publishing and Vanity Publishing

The Big Difference Between Traditional Publishing and Vanity Publishing Do you have a polished novel manuscript ready for publication? Have you begun your search for a publisher? Are you considering paying for publication services? Does the short publication process intrigue you? Before you sign a contract for your new novel manuscript, there are some things you should know. Traditional publishing comes with some stiff competition. It can take years to find the right agent for your novel, and then it can take even more time getting your book sold to a publisher. After that, it takes even more time for your work to see the light of day in bookstores. And this is all provided you do, in fact, find an agent who is willing to take on your project and your agent finds a publisher willing to buy it. With the long wait times and the uncertainty of the publishing industry, it’s no wonder writers are eager to explore other options. One of those...
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