Category Archives: Young Adult book

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

Posted in Writing, Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will I ever grow up?

This is not a new subject for any adult involved in writing, reading and 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

Posted in Writing, Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Writing, Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

February already!

Um yes, so about keeping up those blog posts… no, it hasn’t been as frequent as I’d like. Well, it doesn’t matter, I’m here now and keeping busy enough 🙂 I’ve got my manuscript, ‘Inside Out’ back from some lovely … Continue reading

Posted in Self Publishing, Writing, Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

REPOST: Review: ‘Coming of Age’ at Melbourne Writers Festival — Liz McShane

A re-post of Liz McShane’s great review of a fantastic session  🙂 It was great to be back at Melbourne Writers Festival this year, particularly given there was a series of panels devoted to YA. The panels were grouped under the umbrella … Continue reading

Posted in Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Aussie YA Blog Hop – some #LoveOzYA recommendations

This is something a bit different for me, but it’s a subject that’s close to my heart 🙂 This week, the Aussie YA Bloggers Group is sharing the #LoveOzYA love across the blogosphere by talking about their favourite Aussie YA … Continue reading

Posted in Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Synopsysizing

That’s not a word, you say! No, I don’t think it’s a word either, but I like it. And it’s about as difficult to spell as it is to write a damn synopsis itself. How do you sum up your … Continue reading

Posted in Self Publishing, Writing, Young Adult book | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments