5 Things You Should Do On The First Page of Your YA Novel

5 Things You Should Do On The First Page of Your YA Novel

1.) Set the scene. I’m not sure why, but I see many more children’s manuscripts that start with, “My name is (blank),” than I’ve ever seen in adult fiction. And while it does work on the rare occasion, in general I think it sets the stage for an info dump instead of a...

Writing Prompt – Prom

Your character is in the limo on the way to prom, when her date announces that he’s dating her best-friend. But she’s completely okay with it, because…. Please feel free to post snippets in the comments, I’d love to read...

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