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YA Tropes, Pleasantly Inverted

YA Tropes, Pleasantly Inverted

Is this — could this be — is this a post that isn’t about books? Ha. Nope, it’s not. Get used to it, because I like talking about books. Recently, Engie @ Musings From Neville’s Navel convinced me to read the Skulduggery Pleasant series. Well, I’m not entirely sure if she convinced me directly, but she certainly wrote a number of blog posts encouraging people to do so, and whether or not she directed these comments at me personally, I…

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Insta-Lust And Sassy Comebacks (TCWT)

Insta-Lust And Sassy Comebacks (TCWT)

The Teens Can Write Too! blog chain is back for the month of January and I’m using it as an excuse to procrastinate on my essay. Absolutely nothing has changed in the last four years (except, perhaps, the subject of the essay). “What is something you feel is generally written well in fiction? What is something you feel is generally written poorly?” Well, because I’m a miserable so-and-so, I’m going to start with the negative aspect of the question. Though…

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All YA Needs Is (Less) Love

All YA Needs Is (Less) Love

Since I last blogged here I have written a post about motivating yourself using a reward system over at YAvengers, written approximately 13,000 words of The Quiet Ones (Draft III), totally redesigned my Tumblr, and read some books. I also went to a visit day at Newnham, which has helped motivate me further to follow through on my decision to prioritise my exams – even if it’s easier said than done! — — — — — Recently, I’ve grown frustrated…

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Happy New Queer

Happy New Queer

I am terrified of writing this post. I am terrified that my family will read it and confront me about it and tell me I shouldn’t have written it. I am terrified that there are people who will probably never speak to me again because of it. I am terrified that it will change the way some of my friends view me. I am terrified that people will berate me for not telling them in person. I’m really, really scared….

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Review: “Mythology” by Helen Boswell

Review: “Mythology” by Helen Boswell

A few blogs I follow have recently posted reviews (Charley R, Nevillegirl, etc.) so I thought I’d do the same. I actually have a book blog, which I frequently neglect, but since so few people read that and so many of you read this, I don’t really see why I need two separate sites. So it’s going here. Bite me. Why did I buy this book? Well, technically, I didn’t. While hanging out on the internet somewhere, a fellow writer…

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TCWT: Love May Be In The Air…

TCWT: Love May Be In The Air…

… but is it in your novel? Or should it be in your novel? It’s time for the Teens Can Write Too blog chain, and I’m afraid I’m cobbling this together in fifteen spare minutes before school, so it might not be quite up to standard. However, it’s probably an accurate representation of teen writing, since we all seem to be so busy all the time. This month’s prompt is: What are your thoughts on romance for your typical genre?…

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