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Caroline Bock-BEFORE MY EYES

SPRING! WRITING TIPS and MORE!

Three quick ideas for spring cleaning—for your writing.

Experiment with point of view.
Ideas:
1) change up a first person story to a third person
2) write a story from a minor character’s point view
3) look at a picture sideways (see above) and describe what you see.  
 
Two wise quotes on the current state of young adult fiction from the April 10, 2015 New York Times article with tastemaker editor Julie Strauss-Gabel :

1) “You go through vampires, you go through dystopian, you go through contemporary, you go through fantasy,” Ms. Strauss-Gabel said. “The last thing you want is an author saying, ‘That’s what’s selling right now, so that’s what I’m going to write.’ That’s the point at which a trend gets icky.” 

2) “We’re in an era where the definition of a young adult book is completely up for grabs, and people are willing to reinvent it,” she said. “There’s no one saying, ‘You can’t do this in a book for children.’ ”



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