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On Being a "Teen" Author/Writer (or just really-friggen-younger-than-everyone-else)

Ned Vizzini raises an interesting point that “teen author” can become a stereotype that follows you throughout your entire life. He says:

One of my writer colleagues when I was younger, Amy Sohn, told me that if I weren’t careful, I would be in my 30s and would still be labeled a “teen author.” Now I’m 32 and the bio on the 

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Exceptional First Sentences: The Thirty-Nine Steps

“I returned from the City about three o’clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life. I had been three months in the Old Country, and was fed up with it.

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#MondayBlogs Post and You Want Me To What??

Howdy #Mondayblogs fans!

My book, Undesirable, hit Amazon on the 14th.  Since then no less than four people have asked me what’s next.  Sure, I know what’s next on my plate, but it might be a while. 183 more words

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Happily (N)Ever After? (in defense of Young Adult/New Adult)

{Featured on one of my favorite literary blogs, Clear Eyes, Full Shelves}

Ruth Graham’s “Against YA” caused many eyes to roll and many heads to nod. 589 more words


This is not the MondayBlog you are looking for.

Yes, I had plans for this post.  Maybe.  Sort of.

Ok, I’ll ‘fess up.  I’ve been so focused on Undesirable, wanting to finish the last chapter and a half already.   150 more words

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Criticizing the Critics and Poking at Reading Lists

This morning, I read an interesting article in Vanity Fair that brings up the question of why are literary critics so dismayed by Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel,  921 more words


A quote for #MondayBlogs

“Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.” – August Strindberg…

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