Although I wrote it for myself, I had the opportunity to share it and went for it. I always had a love of young adult books and still do as I continue to read the genre. I also review some of the books that I read as well. There is so much to learn from reading other books. I also am very grateful for belonging to such great writing groups and organizations. I’m grateful for all the people that I’ve met that have also helped me. They have helped me grow in several ways. Being a writer can be lonely, but if you make an effort to make friends then the journey of being a writer is not one to walk alone.
Some of my tips for writing and writing for teens are below. I hope they help and remember to join a group to get feedback because that’s important. Also be sure to read and keep writing!
Tips for Writing1. No distractions. Find yourself a quiet place for yourself free of distraction. This means no television, phones, etc.
2. Be sure to be surrounded only by the writing materials you need.
3. Free write. Do not think of editing!
4. Learn about blogging and social media. This will serve a huge purpose when you get published.
5. Know all your options from publishing in print to self publishing.
Tips for Writing for Teens1. Know the genre that you want to write. Read books on the subject, attend workshops, read books on the genre. This will help you understand the genre you are to write. If your a new writer then learn the basics of storytelling, characters, plot etc.
2. Join a writers group. There are plenty of groups around. Whether it be online or no, join one! It’s a great way to meet people who share the same passion as you. It’s also great for feedback and more learning.
3. Always make time to write. Set yourself a schedule and stick to it.
4. Research! Do your research thoroughly whether online or your local library.
5. Keep going. Be sure to stay on your schedule and write.
6. Once you think you have it all, edit your heart out. Be sure to get a critique partner.
Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Connecticut, she found that she was more interested in what went on in the past, than in the future. Denise always enjoys reading a variety of book genres such as ancient history, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and romance. She has a great respect for the arts, her first love being drawing and painting. Writing is a medium that would inspire her to share the ongoing stories in her head.
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Genre: Young Adult, Time Travel, Paranormal, and Romance
Book Length: 24 pages
Publisher: Book Baby (self published)
Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.