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YA Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This by Patrick Ness This is a weird book. But weird in that thought-provoking way that I love. Here’s the premise: a teenaged boy named Seth drowns and dies, but then wakes up in a post-apocalyptic version of … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Fan Fic – Making Your Favorite Characters Your Own

“Where do you get your ideas?” This is one of the questions that authors dread because it comes up so frequently, pretty much every time they take questions at signings or other events. I went to an event with Jane Yolen once … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation: Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness is a YA dystopia series about a planet where men’s thoughts can be heard out loud by everyone due to an alien virus. This series is amazing. The strangeness of the premise (and … Continue reading

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The Great Balancing Act: Part-time Writer, Full-Time Mom

I miss the good old days before the baby (writing-wise, at least). I’d roll out of bed, eat breakfast, and then write until I was finished for the day. I was pretty good at setting goals and getting work done, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Feed by M. T. Anderson

Loved this book. MT Anderson creates a unique character named Titus with an unforgettable, ironically funny voice. Titus lives in a world where people are linked directly to the internet (or to the “feed”) through their minds. The “feed” is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfield

I borrowed this book from the library because I couldn’t wait for the friend I was going to borrow it from to get back from Australia. I was about to say I’m glad I did, but because it ended with … Continue reading

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Neal Stephenson’s Anathem and made up words

So this morning, my husband showed me this XKCD comic making fun of Neal Stephenson’s new book Anathem (Disclaimer: I have not actually read this book): Then, later today, I read (okay skimmed) an interview with Neal Stephenson on Goodreads.com … Continue reading

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Advice on Submitting to Editors

I found this post on submitting to editors while doing research on publishers and found it helpful. It is an interview with Stacy Whitman, editor at Mirrorstone, in which she discusses the submission process. Writingexcuses.com seems to be a website … Continue reading

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The story behind the book

I just read this article from the Boston Globe’s Off the Shelf Blog. It talks about a new book called called Space Vulture by Gary Wolf and John Myers based on a scifi published in 1952 called “Space Hawk: The … Continue reading

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