Author Archives: carolynswriting

About carolynswriting

Author, Menagerie Manager, 9-5er. Love my writing, my family and other animals, my friends, and even my job :)

Agented

Is ‘agented’ even a word? I don’t think it is, but I like the sound of it! I am now agented; I am with agent; I have an agent šŸ˜‰ Basically, I’m very excited to announce that my YA manuscriptĀ Inside … Continue reading

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YA Day

At the end of January (I know, I haven’t blogged for um… quite some time), I was lucky to attend a brilliant Young Adult book event. YA Day was organised by two lovely girls who have been stalwarts of Melbourne’s … Continue reading

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A short story

Exciting news! A short story of mine has been short-listed in a writing competition šŸ™‚ It’s the first time I’ve had a fictional piece recognised and I’m very proud to be one of the short-listed in the Elyne Mitchell Writing … Continue reading

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Tillie

I’ve been quiet again on the blog, and also haven’t been reading many other blogs, so my apologies. However, there has been a lot of reading, writing and submitting of manuscripts (to an agent, two publishers and a competition), so … Continue reading

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Cutting back and breaking out

An update from the balancing act that is writing: one morning last week I managed to cut 7000 words from my WIP in less than an hour! I did however save the previous draft as a whole and kept the … Continue reading

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Will I ever grow up?

This is not a new subject for any adultĀ involved in writing, readingĀ andĀ reviewing Young Adult books – we get asked ‘why’ a lot. As in “Why do we ‘still’ like YA, even though we’re supposedly now grown up”? I have thought … Continue reading

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Structural stepping stones

So in my last post, I mentioned I had some much-needed work to do on the structure of my new Young Adult manuscript, Inside Out. My beta readers liked the characters and the theme and various things within – bullying, … Continue reading

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