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Searching for Meaning in YA Literature
In the last few weeks, I have read two novels about cults: EDEN WEST by Pete Hautman and THIS SIDE OF SALVATION by Jeri Smith-Ready. I then revisited Jennifer Matthieu's DEVOTED. After reading this thematic group of YA novels, here are a few observations th...

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What does it mean to have a "writing career"?
Six years into my journey as a "published YA author," I have accomplished the following: BOOK-WISE Published a "quiet" debut novel, AUDITION, 2011. Worked myself to the bone blog-touring, live-touring and otherwise promoting AUDITION. Paid my own way to sev...

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FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY at KCLS WOODINVILLE: PLOT, PLOT, PLOT with Jennifer Bardsley
S ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Second Saturdays Writing Program at Woodinville Library  17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville   The elephant in the room. The element that unites character, setting and voice to move a story forward. The thi...

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Maintaining Writing Momentum as the February Doldrums Loom
Has your New Year's Resolution energy faded? Maybe you're feeling swamped, stuck, overwhelmed, sick of the bleak winter twilight? Is your daily word count dwindling down to the double-digits? You are not alone. I'm with you! Luckily, I have a couple of writ...

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READING LIST: Running Stories
“An itchy feeling began to work its way through my body, as though a thousand mosquitoes were circulating through my blood, biting me from the inside, making me want to scream, jump, squirm.  I ran.”  ―  Lauren Oliver ,  Delirium  Some people love running--...

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FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY at KCLS WOODINVILLE: SETTING & WORLD-BUILDING in FICTION & NONFICTION
SETTING, WORLD BUILDING & THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN
FICTION & NONFICTION with LISA L. OWENS    S ATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Second Saturdays Writing Program at Woodinville Library  17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville   What is the interpl...

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POST-HOLIDAY WRITING EXERCISE: Exploring Voice
The holidays are over and it's time to get on that "I'll write more" resolution" and work off that finger-flab that came from not enough time at the keyboard these last two weeks. Nothing for it but to leap back into the fire with some tough work on VOICE. ...

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!
The kids are on vacation. The relatives are coming to visit. And you're not really feeling yourself--between the wrapping and the baking and toilet-scrubbing, you're not writing enough. Take heart, my beleaguered writer friends! Remember that the life you a...

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Giving: Holiday Books
Some are spectacular new hardcover titles. Others are fantastic already-available-in-paperback. Prose, verse, historical, fantastic...all are highly recommended for the MG and YA readers on your "nice list"!

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LIFE & ART: A lesson from KING CHARLES III and THE NUTCRACKER
This weekend, I had the good fortune to go twice to the theater. On Saturday night, I saw KING CHARLES III at Seattle Rep, and on Sunday afternoon, I was wowed by the Emerald Ballet Theatre's NUTCRACKER. I always cry when I see that Christmas ballet not jus...
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