reunited; a review

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

In high school and university, we’ve all had friendships that have gone sideways. We’ve all done things we shouldn’t have, and we’re all fighting our own uphill battles. Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham, is one of those ‘coming of age stories’ that focuses on those lost friendships and individual growth.

Three girls, Tiernan, Alice and Summer, were inseparable…

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royally lost; a review

royally lost; a review

Royally Lost, By Angie Stanton

Royally Lost, By Angie Stanton

Book 39/50

As I’ve mentioned many times before, since I’m writing for the YA/NA demo, it’s important for me to read YA/NA books as well. So for my next novel, I picked up Royally Lost by Angie Stanton, which has been compared in reviews to a Sarah Dessen novel.

I was intrigued by this book not only because of the comparison to Dessen, but also because it takes place…

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Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald; a review

Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald; a review

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by  Therese Anne Fowler

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler

There are many who know a vague biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Scott wrote classics such as The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned, but behind the scenes, he and his wife were also known as scene stealers at parties, always hosting and attending events everywhere from New…

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30 Questions to Ask Your Main Character

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Advice from a Literary Agent: 30 Questions to Ask Your Main Characters

Originally posted on Carly Watters, Literary Agent:

Key to a breakout book.

How well do you know your main character?

So often I see writing that feels like it only lives on the page. Writers only imagine their main character in the situation they’ve put them in, not what their main character would be like if they were real. To…

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