If I chase after every shiny new idea, I’ll never finish a book.
We can learn so much from reading good writing, and The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson taught me several lessons about writing for young readers, particularly in the fantasy genre.
*This post has been corrected. In the original post, I defined these books YA, but they are actually categorized as MG. When I picked up this series, I knew only that I loved Andrew Peterson’s music and that he had written children’s books that had stunning covers. I expected to read an exciting tale withContinue reading “The Wingfeather Saga: A Review for Readers”
Dear Fantasy Fans, I’m on the launch team for Andrew Peterson’s collection of stories from his bestselling Wingfeather Saga!* I absolutely love these books and highly recommend them if you are grew up reading The Chronicles of Narnia and are looking for something that will make you feel like a kid discovering fantasy again. Or,Continue reading “Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Tales: Preorder to Join a Free Webinar!”
Frodo Baggins is one of the most iconic and beloved heroes in literature. But what actually makes him such a great hero? Why do we love him? If you compare Frodo to his uncle, Bilbo had many more skills worthy of a hero. He was intelligent, able to think and talk himself and his companionsContinue reading “What Makes Frodo a Great Hero?”
I’ve been researching agents for several weeks now that I’m in the final revision stage of my book (for now). It’s harder than it sounds to find agents who might like your specific project. I thought I would share some things that I’m doing to narrow down my list, and how I use what I’veContinue reading “Researching Literary Agents”
When I create, I want to add beauty to the world while partaking in an act that I can only think of as spiritual. Like Tolkien and Lewis, I want to write stories that offer new experiences and wonder and hope. I want readers to feel their viewpoints broadening and their courage expanding.
It wasn’t until I took classes on reading and writing poetry in college that I finally realized that I not only enjoyed reading and writing poetry, but the art could also add music and depth to my fiction writing.
I have just finished one of the best books I have ever read. If you haven’t read A Thousand Splendid Suns, I won’t spoil anything here. Instead, I will explore what Hosseini has done to create such a beautiful, inspiring work to help us as writers learn from one of the best.
I write because there is always hope. I write because I know nothing, and writing is an unburying–a divulging. It is a search for understanding, for uncovering truths buried behind both lies and facts.