Archive | November 2016

5 Key Ingredients All Young Adult Novels Must Have

Wonderful items for writing YA or using these tips to stay fresh while revising a previously written manuscript.

A Writer's Path

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by Katie McCoach

The young adult market is unyielding in popularity, at least for the foreseeable future, but this also means it’s a flooded market with content published daily. So the big question right now is how can an author stand out from the crowd?

The answer is writing a seriously great YA novel. That may seem like the most common advice ever, right? Writing a good book should be the goal of all writers, but to hit the YA readers the hardest an author needs to make sure they are giving readers what they want and telling a good story at the same time. Great content gets noticed, and word of mouth is king in the publishing industry.

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Absolutely Fabulous Author Page!

A lot has happened that has kept me away from writing as many blog posts as I’d like.

However, in that time, I’ve been quite busy!

Please visit my author web page to unlock the mystery!

http://moniquedesirauthor.com/

Oh please, oh please, stop by and tell me what you think. And while there, please consider joining my mailing list. 🙂

In the meantime, I will be reblogging post from other bloggers and “paying it forward”.

HAPPY MONDAY!

 

13 Things Mentally Strong Writers Don’t Do

How about some Monday Motivation from a wonderful Warrior Writer . . . and some amazing alliteration, huh, huh?) 🙂

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As y’all know I do a ton of reading and this includes lots and lots of blogs and articles. Over the holiday I ran across one article that just had me jumping up and down and yelling, “YES! THIS!” The Business Insider article “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” is based off Amy Morin’s book (which I highly recommend).

It doesn’t matter if we strive to have a healthy marriage, strong kids or a killer career, these tenets cross-apply to all areas of life. Mental toughness is a key component to being successful. Yes, even for writers.

So I figured I would tinker with this and make it more directly apply to writers and what we must do (or not do) if we long to do well in this career. Thus, today we are going to discuss 13 Things Mentally Strong Writers Don’t Do.

#1 They don’t waste time…

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