Hi @imwritehere1920 @obrian-of-the-surface-world @anne_the_noob14 @irishcelticredflowercrown *hugs for everybody <3*
I guess I have an audio now and a OneDrive…actually I’ve been procrastinating posting it for while but I guess…if ya wanna hear it…</3
Edge of Fire: Book 1: chapter 1 [words: 2104] link
<p style=”text-align: center;”>I am not the…[Read more]
Gary D. Schmidt’s most well-known book is probably The Wednesday Wars. I’ve read almost all of his books and I highly, highly recommend them!
I have a few WIPs I procrastinate working on, but the last one I worked on is a fantasy that plays with the chosen one trope. I suppose it would be considered YA, but I don’t care much…[Read more]
I volunteer! I needed a certain number of community service hours to graduate, so that’s one way I got them. I enjoy being at the library though so I plan to keep helping out for as long as I can.
Do you write YA, or just MG? And have you read any of Gary D. Schmidt’s books? He’s one of my favorite authors and writes MG and…[Read more]
Hmm, yeah I’ve noticed that sometimes it seem to be a broad and kinda vague term.
Ah, is old school sci-fi and fantasy your favorite genre to write in?
Hi, Lily! 🙂
I write Biblical fiction with a YA audience in mind. It’s what I want to do because I’ve observed that many teens don’t want to read the Bible because they find it boring – which is honestly understandable! I believe that by crafting Biblical fiction that is riveting and exciting while proclaiming deep truths, I can…[Read more]
I honestly hadn’t thought too hard about this question before and I still don’t have a good answer other than “I’m a young adult myself and so I just find it easiest to write for my own age group”. I guess not everything I’ve written would be considered YA–but I don’t know if it would be considered adult either. Most of my…[Read more]
In the last few decades there has been a focus on making entertainment accessible for wider audiences. Take Marvel for instance. It used to be assumed that if you were going to consume comic material, you knew all the old issues and ins and outs of the universe. With the MCU beginning, we got good movies that were enjoyed by a…[Read more]
This is a really good question and I don’t have a good answer. I don’t really understand YA at the moment, and I don’t know if my impressions of the genre over the past ten years are valid any more.
It’s really common to think of the Stormlight Archives as YA, for example, something I don’t think anyone would have done back when…[Read more]
Hmm…so this is a nuanced question. If someone were to ask me if I was writing YA, I would actually say no. I consider myself to be writing adult. YA in its most basic form is just a marketing title, it’s not truly a category of books. People market books as YA so teenagers can know that the publisher is aiming it at them, even…[Read more]
LOL, yes, yes, I’m here. The kingdom cannot run without my guidance and supervision. XD
*in a British accent, accompanied with a slightly higher country dialect* Well, now that’s not going to end well, seeing as he is such a bad player…My, my, someone get the boy a tutor.
HAH, I CREATED A GAME!!! -Ml7raPsMoRyARPo9B5D I…[Read more]
Apologies for not responding sooner! Got caught up with other things and had no motivation to respond on account of the emails I was getting…LOL!
LOL, how does the nephew coincide with the queen? 😀 Am I missing something crucial? 😀 LOL, well, I don’t usually pay attention to the Dutch Blitz pictures…They’re pictures for…[Read more]
Apologies for not responding sooner! I responded later…Yikes. But I’m here! XD
Wow, I like your perspective despite the movie difference! You know how to analyze things…Well done. I am impressed. I never caught that they incorporated rap into orchestra parts…Then again, preference. Haha.
Yes, I highly recommend Silas…[Read more]
R.M. Archer replied to the topic Controversial Opinion: "Reading makes your writing better" is bad advice in the forum General Writing Discussions 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Thank you! I’m glad it was of benefit. 🙂
(Thanks! I might have some natural highlights, but I think it’s just the lighting in the picture, LOL.)
@imwritehere1920 *with head high in the air and a snooty disposition* Yes, yes, I’m quite renown around here. Now, scatter, peasant; a match with the Queen of England calls. Pshaw, the woman can hardly differentiate a six from a nine, let alone keep up with the game at her age!
LOL, I’m kidding. Why’d you lose your Dutch Blitz legendary streak??…[Read more]
Shannon Caeley replied to the topic Controversial Opinion: "Reading makes your writing better" is bad advice in the forum General Writing Discussions 1 month ago
Ok I think I got everyone.
It has been very enjoyable to watch the debating/agreeing/disagreeing/arguing over the past few days. When LRC and I came up with this idea, we knew we wanted to spark a conversation, and it seems…[Read more]
Buddy J. replied to the topic Controversial Opinion: "Reading makes your writing better" is bad advice in the forum General Writing Discussions 1 month, 1 week ago
@imwritehere1920 – I’ve not seen the movie yet, but I want to! Also, for some reason I said The One And Only Ivan when I meant The One And Only Bob. TOAOI was amazing and beautiful, but TOAOB was masterful. As a sequel it is extraordinarily deep and meaningful, far surpassing its predecessor in my opinion.
Also, I have not yet read either of…[Read more]
The discussion on “Does reading make you a better writer?” sparked this idea.
Which books have you (recently) read and what did you learn from them? It doesn’t have to be super in-depth, and you don’t even have to have enjoyed the book, but if it taught you something, I’d love to hear about it!
I’ll go first and list a couple off…[Read more]
Noah Cochran replied to the topic Controversial Opinion: "Reading makes your writing better" is bad advice in the forum General Writing Discussions 1 month, 1 week ago
Btw, 90k words in 5-6 weeks is pretty impressive ;), I’ve actually never met a “pure” outliner before, what’s your method?
Missed this. xD Yeah, well, I didn’t really have much else going on, so I did lots of writing. Honesty though, I still write quite slow. I had gotten up to nearly 1k word an hour, but now I feel like I’…[Read more]
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