The acquisition of a book signalled not just the potential acquisition of knowledge but also something like the property rights to a piece of ground: the knowledge became a visitable place.-James Wood
May 16, 2013
How YA Fiction Works is a blog about Young Adult fiction from a writer’s perspective. Influenced by James Wood‘s book How Fiction Works, this is not a book review site. How YA Fiction Works focuses on the how and why. Ultimately, a collection of my thoughts on writing through books I’m reading.
What I aim to accomplish:
Be as specific and clear as possible.
Forewarn of spoilers.
Change my mind.
Answer all questions and comments.
Take requests or ideas for posts.
What I’ll (likely) not do:
Use correct MLA format when quoting (seriously, who has the time?). Instead, I will give page numbers, chapter numbers, links, and book format (Nook, Nook App, iPad, hardcover, etc.).
Be perfect. (Definitely not!)
Use writing craft jargon.
A Moment of Thanks
I should note that some of the ideas, concepts, indefinite definitions, blatantly unsubstantiated conjectures and pompous diatribes were conceived, in whole or part, during (an-almost-decade-long) conversation on and around art, or late night (so-ridiculously-verbose-they-probably-didn’t-read-them – “tldr”) text messages with friends and colleagues. I cannot thank these lovely humans enough for putting up with me. You all know who you are. I am indebted.
Oh, you say this blog is pretty?
I had NOTHING to do with it!
Meet my lovely and amazingly multi-talented designer, Hannah Slaughter!
(She’s kinda a big deal, folks!)
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