Category Archives: Young Adult book

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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100 words

As I may have mentioned a few times before, I’m working on finishing my second Young Adult novel, Inside Out. And have been for some time. I am extremely slow in my writing and it comes in stops and starts, … Continue reading

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The Stars of Oktober Bend

No, that’s not a typo in the blog title. I have just finished this Aussie Young Adult novel (which I mentioned a few weeks ago) and felt the need to put down my feelings straight away. It’s not just the characters … Continue reading

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