Tagged with Writing YA

On Writing: #writeUKYA

While I was in the middle of editing my current WIP, I was on Twitter because that’s how I edit. I spend ten minutes on a paragraph then I scroll for about an hour. It’s just how I roll, ok? It works. Heh… eventually. I noticed that I follow a lot of writers, aspiring and … Continue reading

On Writing: Belinda Jeffrey on Setting

On Writing: Belinda Jeffrey on Setting

There have been many times when I’ve been walking through places, whether they’re spots I’ve never been before or places I go every day, when I think: “There has to be a YA book set here!”. I swear my phone is full of pictures that I’ve taken in the spur of the moment because I’ve … Continue reading

On Writing: The Boy is Mine.

On Writing: The Boy is Mine.

The other day I decided to take advantage of the crisp wintery weather (nearly spring!) and went for a walk in the woods near my house. It’s quite a deep wood and there’s places where you can’t see the sky because the tangle of branches above you are so thick. Anyway, I was just pulling … Continue reading

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

OK, I could pretty much say anything right now. I’m pretty sure the majority of you have already skipped ahead and… well, I don’t blame you because yes, I have Melina Marchetta here today, talking about how she writes her heroines. It’s probably futile to say that I love Melina Marchetta’s books. If you’ve ever … Continue reading