Perceive the Trends in the YA Market: Part III by Guest Blogger, Kim Peterson

Kim Peterson provides three more trends in writing for young adults.

Perceive the Trends in the Young Adult Market: Part II by Guest Blogger, Kim Peterson

In Part I of this series, we’ve explored two trends in writing YA: fantasy and retellings. This time, let’s examine trends that speak to important social and cultural topics. TREND 3: EMPHASIZE MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY Stories with characters from different cultures continue to be a big draw for tweens and teens. With our current national…

Perceive the Trends in the Young Adult Market: Part 1 by Guest Blogger, Kim Peterson

Kim Peterson shares two trends in writing for young adults.

Looking for an Afternoon Pick-Me-Up? **PLUS A GIVEAWAY**

Here's a sneak peek at conference presenters with descriptions in their own words. We'll be posting a teaser page each  Monday. You still have time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. To register, visit: https://write2ignite.com/registration-2019/   Kim Peterson - Selling Snappy Sidebars Sidebars fill the pages of magazines, our computer screens, and even…

Part III- What is Our Faculty Looking Forward To?

For the last two Thursdays, we've been hearing what our team and attendees are looking forward to at the 2019 Conference. Today we hear from some of our faculty. For more information about each one of these workshop leaders, please consult our Faculty page. Tessa Emily Hall, Author and Associate Agent Hartline Literary Agency Since…

Decisions, Decisions

Here's a sneak peek at conference presenters with descriptions in their own words. We'll be posting a teaser page each  Monday. You still have time to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. Visit: https://write2ignite.com/registration-2019/   Kim Peterson - Deepen Your Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels In this hands-on workshop, explore how to make…

Teaser Post: Trust and Obey

"Am I rich?" "Am I famous?" "Am I on a bestseller list?" Often, we writers ask questions like these as we try to measure our success. The problem? Most of you, like me, have to say no to these questions. Unless we’ve been fortunate enough to author beloved children’s books or a series of YA…

Making Mud Pies

I’m told I was a particularly difficult baby and a challenging child. The family blames the first on colic; I blame the second on a vivid imagination. Whatever the cause, a series of photos seems to substantiate the claims of my parentals, aunts and uncles, and grandmother. One snapshot in particular comes to mind. Picture…

Back to Basics

by Kim Peterson   Every January, I return to the basics. Not resolutions exactly, but I return to what anchors me. Ideally, I maintain good writer-ly habits all year: I write in my journal daily. (Um, only did that one year.) I nurture my creativity regularly. (Well, it’s on my to-do list.) I edit and…

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