Why Patrick Ness Wrote About the Unchosen Ones

Author Guest Posts

Who honestly wants to be part of Buffy’s Scooby Gang when you can be the kid in the back of the class that never gets hurt or killed at all? Patrick Ness wrote this amazing novel called THE REST OF … Read More

8 Things I Wish I Knew In High School

Author Guest Posts, Lists!

Four years of heart-stopping crushes, best friends, awkward social situations, and bad cafeteria food. Like Dickens said, it was the best of times…and it was the worst of times. Welcome to High School. In VERY IN PIECES, Very Sayles-Woodruff leaves her … Read More

Writing Challenge: Fictionalize Your Day!

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Aaron Hartzler, author of the compelling new YA book What We Saw, has a writing challenge for you! Yes, you. Listen up. Aaron Hartzler’s Writing Challenge: People always ask me, “Where do you get your ideas?” My new novel What … Read More

8 Badass Ladies Who Changed Literature Forever

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Who run the literary world? GIRLS. Women writers have been kicking butt for a long time and it’s time we acknowledge those who changed the literature game.   8 Women Who Changed Literature A list curated by Mackenzi Lee My … Read More

5 Weird But (Probably) Significant Pop Culture Dream Sequences

Author Guest Posts, Pop Culture

Dream sequences should strike the perfect balance of confusion and clarity. There will be some clues you can crack immediately, and others you won’t be able to decipher until a future event. Sometimes the dreams are prophetic, other times they … Read More

7 Major Fairy Tale Fails

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Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the failest of them all? Alex Flinn, author of Beastly, Bewitching, and her newest novel, Mirrored, knows that fairy tales aren’t as perfect as they may seem. Actually, if you think about it, there’s … Read More

8 Emotions You Feel When Your Book Gets Optioned For A Movie

Author Guest Posts, Fun Stuff

In which Julie Murphy shares her reactions to finding out DUMPLIN’ had been optioned for a movie by Disney as told by RuPaul’s Drag Race gifs.   Stage 1: Denial   Stage 2: Realization   Stage 3: Shock   Stage … Read More

10 Extremely Productive Places to Work on Your Novel

Author Guest Posts, Lists!

This is like one of those YOU CAN EXERCISE ANYWHERE articles except it’s for people who would rather write books than do dumb squats. Best Places for Guerilla Writing… —–A list created by Kate Scelsa, author of Fans of the Impossible … Read More

The 5 Most Common Dreams and What They Mean

Author Guest Posts

A YA author is going to interpret your dreams, because why not. We invited Robert L. Anderson, author of DREAMLAND to guest post on our blog and give us his interpretation of the five most common dreams, in honor of … Read More

Crucial Things Girls Wish Guys Knew About Them (and Vice Versa)

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Because there’s only so much over analyzing you can do on your own before going insane. For us book nerds, understanding fictional characters is a piece of cake. But, understanding people IRL? Not so much. Will Caynes, the main character … Read More

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