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Aspects Getting Old in YA Novels

Stakes. One of the most disappointing things abut YA fiction is that the stakes are always too high or too low.  Destruction of the universe or love lost forever?  If I had to pick, I’d choose destruction of the universe for plot, but whatever happened to smaller, more complex stuff? Romance.  Love triangles are getting really…… Continue reading Aspects Getting Old in YA Novels

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The Sun is Also a Star

“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” ~~ Nicola…… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star

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Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

We all have that one book.  That book that took us from one thing and changed us into something else.   That book that took the broken pieces and put them right.  Sometimes it is directly the story inside the book.  Sometimes it is just the first book you picked up after something terrible. I searched…… Continue reading Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

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Time Travel/Adventure at its Best

Nick of Time by Ted Bell is one of the best underrated adventure stories for young(ish) readers.  It follows a young man and his sister as they travel through time avoiding Nazis as well as 16th century pirates. “A hero is merely a man never afraid of being called to heaven because he is certain…… Continue reading Time Travel/Adventure at its Best

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Writing Rut

I walked a half mile to the library to write, completely motivated.  Sat down, pulled out my computer, started my Spotify Writing Playlist, and opened my writing program. Nothing.  It all came to a screeching halt.  Dammit. It does not help, though, that I am currently sitting next to a thinner, slightly older version of George R.…… Continue reading Writing Rut