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Juno Dawson: Writer and Juggler fantasy guest authors young adult fiction Jan 22, 2023

The writing life brings all kinds of rewards – personal fulfilment, creative exploration, professional freedom, an office that roves wherever your heart desires... But one reward that...

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Main Characters in Children’s Books and YA Novels character development writing for children young adult fiction Sep 04, 2022

Have you ever encountered a main character in a children’s book or YA fiction that sticks in the mind and refuses to budge long after you’ve closed the pages of the book? What about a...

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What Is Middle Grade Fiction and How Is It Different from YA? writing for children young adult fiction Apr 24, 2022

Middle grade fiction is wonderful to write and incredibly fun to read. It’s diverse and vibrant, and middle grade readers are ready for all kinds of adventures. But writing middle grade can...

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Nikesh Shukla on Writing with Soul guest authors young adult fiction Feb 21, 2021

Nikesh Shukla is the author of Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award), Meatspace and the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny. He is...

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