Teen Shiver Tabs

April 10, 2013

Write the scene you have to get through now

Here's some advice I wrote to myself this evening (1500 words!) regarding something that I face over and over with books: Write the scene you have to get through. Don't skip it if you know it needs to be there, just write it. Write it badly if you have to, write it short, write it in bullets and take the bullets out so it looks like paragraphs, write it in dialogue, write it in verse. Write the scene you have to get through and get through it; otherwise you just get stuck at that scene, and you'll come back to the next session and there it will be, waiting and you still don't want to write it. Write the scene you have to get through, and then get on to the next scene you do want to write. Write the scene you have to get through now.

April 8, 2013

Cover Reveal: SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi

Coming from Sourcebooks - September 3rd! 

Sixteen-year-old Trinity Brown is used to her grandfather's crazy stories, so she never believed the latest treasure he brought home was a real dragon's egg. Not until their home is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it and a strange boy who tells her the world as she knows it will be wiped out in a fiery dragon war—unless they work together to stop it. Meantime, there's a different voice whispering to Trinity, calling to her, telling her what to do...the dragon inside her egg is not ready to give up without a fight.

Read the first chapter