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History's Shadow and the Life Beyond

How do you make the past come alive? How do you make the future real? Two reading sessions at the Auckland Writers Festival brought authors together to see how they answered these questions. 896 more words

Books

Book Review: TWISTED by Laurie Halse Anderson

EVERYBODY TOLD HIM TO BE A MAN. NOBODY TOLD HIM HOW.

High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. 577 more words

Life

A World in the Details --- (Worldbuilding Part Two -- Making Your Details Matter)

In yesterday’s post, we talked about how one of the biggest writing mistakes is often found in the setting, often most noticeably evident with a lot of info-dumping at the beginning of the novel, describing what the setting is like, how the world works, setting a tone through colorful prose. 611 more words

On Writing

19. "Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson

“As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight…for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. 366 more words

2015 Reading Challenge

30 Day Book and Literature Challenge: Day #12.

Your favorite author(s).

Hmm….  I don’t know if I have a favorite author at the moment.   65 more words

YA

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak, an internal dialogue about struggling with a secret, brings to life Laurie Halse Anderson’s incredible ability to portray the teenage mind. Melinda Sordino begins high school as the most hated ninth grader at Merryweather High. 371 more words

Books

Speak

by Laurie Halse Anderson (Penguin 1999; Premium Edition published 2006; ISBN 0-14-240732-1)

This young adult novel was made into a movie, which I saw recently with my daughter (who had read the book in a high school class). 422 more words

Fiction