The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA This is probably not the first time you’ve heard someone raise this issue. I’ve seen a large number of other writers/reviewers comment on the same—the seemingly lack of parental presence in many novels aimed at younger readers. They find it outrageous and are rather unforgiving … Continue reading The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

August Wrap UP

End of August Review The break is over with. The semester has started…but I’m not sure what’s to come of it, yet. I hope something will pop up soon. Despite that malaise, I’ve been productive. Books Read and/or Reviewed Tossing myself into my current project, I didn’t do as much reading as I would have … Continue reading August Wrap UP

The Fine Line of message

The Fine Line of message Every book, purportedly, has one: a message. How it gets it is different. Some authors, like Stephen King, write the story first and only afterwards go through to find what themes and ideas their brain implanted while writing. Then, they highlight and emphasize. Others—architects of writing—manufacture and meticulous devise the … Continue reading The Fine Line of message