Hobbitchild replied to the topic Middle-School Fiction: A Void left by Andrew Clements Waiting to be Filled in the forum Writers of Children's/Middle Grade Books 6 days, 10 hours ago
I have a lot of favorite books! To name a few, I like The Lord of the Rings, The Losers Club (written by Andrew Clements), and the Mysterious Benedict Society series. What about you?
Hey nice to meet you! No, I haven’t published a book yet. Though I am very interested in self-publishing.
Yikes, I hope the problem will work itself out. I’m in the middle of taking a look at your first chapter, and I love the hook. It’s strong and compelling.
I love reading MG too! I grew up with a lot of MG/Children’s book…[Read more]
Hobbitchild replied to the topic Middle-School Fiction: A Void left by Andrew Clements Waiting to be Filled in the forum Writers of Children's/Middle Grade Books 6 days, 11 hours ago
Thank you for taking a look at my book! I’m currently in the process of making it a paperback (by the way, it’s soo frustrating! I just spend 28 minutes talking to Kindle Direct Publishing trying to troubleshoot a problem).
Have you published a book?
I like to write middle grade fiction because I read it a lot! I also like…[Read more]
Hi, I’m Lily and I love writing MG too! That is so wonderful that your favorite author got to read a part of your work. I’m so sorry he passed away.
I know this reply came a bit late, but I’m definitely curious about your book (and checking it out right after this; thanks for the link). I wish you all the best as you write for ch…[Read more]
Well, my book, Memory Lane Was Moved, has been released! However, I discovered that I couldn’t started my free-book promotion until tomorrow. So, for today, my book is 2.99. But it will be free starting tomorrow! Please look it up on Amazon and get it whenever you want. Thank you!
I’ve been writing my book for about two years. One day, I sent a draft of the first chapter to a famous author, one who had inspired my own “writer’s voice” through his books. I actually received a reply. Andrew Clements, author of bestselling book Frindle, told me that what I had written made him want to read more.
I found out recently that An…[Read more]
You’re welcome 🙂
Lol…it can be annoying sometimes but also nice having straight hair (even if it likes to do things its own way 😉 )
Thanks for the link!
That’s cool that you homeschool too. And I have used hairspray to keep my hair in curls too XD (unfortunately, my hair has a mind of it’s own 😉 )
Just wanted to let you both know that YWWs is hosting their second Crazy Writing Week event. It’s free and allows you to experience what YWW is like (well, at least experience a lot of it 😉 ). I so enjoyed it last time. Here is the link to it just if you’re interested – https://crazywritingweek.com/.
If you do happen…[Read more]
My family homeschools; how about you?
And yes, if I do get onto YWW, I will look for you 😉
Cool, your sister did a great job! (My hair is too straight to do much with XD)
arindown wrote: I’m almost done with 10k words for July.
Congratulations! That’s a lot!
No problem, I’m glad it was helpful. I’ll def…[Read more]
Thanks for all the awesome advice! And please thank your sister for me. I’ve heard of some of the books she’s suggested, but not all of them.
Sorry it took me so long to answer.😄 My name is actually Grace.
Well…it’s like making goals and kinda connecting with other writers. I’ve enjoyed it so far. I’m very much a free-spirit, write-when-insparation-strikes person, so it’s kinda helped me create good boundaries and get something done. I’m almost done with 10k words…[Read more]
Good thanks! I’m glad it helped show the point *phew* xD
That’s all good. I totally understand 😊. Lol…thanks for the super early Happy Birthday 😉
Yes, you should! Are you homeschooled or do you go to school?
If you do end up joining YWWs, my name is Abby Baines on there (I kinda wished I’d kept it the same as on here)…[Read more]
Hey, how’s it going? Thanks, I liked your points too. The illustrations helped to show your point 🙂
As for my age… it’s anywhere between 13 and 30 XD Jk. I like to keep it a mystery 😉 Anyway, Happy (really really early) Birthday! (Just in case I forget to tell ya 🙂 )
Abigail Rebekah wrote: Yes, it is a lot of fun! Y…[Read more]
Yes, I do go by Abby (I have several names/nicknames 😉 )
What’s your name? (Totally fine if you don’t want to answer 🙂 )
You’re welcome 🙂
Cool! That’s funny about your MC too xD
Aw sweet (sounds like fun for your brothers). What is NaNo like? I think I’ve heard of it before but have never participated.
Sorry, I misunderstood my sister. She thought I was talking about just MG, and not both MG and little kids. The Penderwicks is an MG story; it just might be sad for younger kids because they talk about their mom who died of cancer. After discussing it some more, the story Prince Martin Wins His Sword (by indie author Brandon Hale) mi…[Read more]
Hey, no problem. Again, I apologize if I gave too much info 🙂 Your YA books sounds really interesting (let me guess, you’re a LoTR fan?) And that’s awesome that you get to tell stories to your younger siblings (how many do you have, if you don’t mind me asking?)
arindown wrote: How much is too violent? In the plan right now, I ha…[Read more]
Abigail Rebekah wrote: Wow…that was great advice. (You did a way better job than me)
Thanks. I really liked your points too (I completely forgot about focusing on the genre you want to write in 🙂 )
Abigail Rebekah wrote: Oh cool, have you ever sold stories to children’s magazines before?
No, not yet. I might have gotte…[Read more]
Hey Lily! Thanks so much for replying. You had some really good suggestions.
Hmmm…probably MG. My main character is about 8 or 9.
Great! I’m thinking probably around 4 and up. I told the stories to my little siblings at bedtime (that was where I got the idea). The youngest kid was 3 and the oldest 11, and they all really…[Read more]
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