Raj Shenazade: A Study in Character Development

I know what you're thinking: "I've never heard of a Raj Shenazade, nor was I aware that he was worthy of a character study." Well, dear reader, just a short while ago, I was exactly like you. But no more. Just humor me for a moment, and all that is cloudy shall become clear. You … Continue reading Raj Shenazade: A Study in Character Development

The Definitive YA Book Title Generator: Title Your YA Novel in 3 Easy Steps!

Looking to title your up-and-coming YA novel (especially if it's fantasy or science fiction)? Say no more! I have a foolproof formula for coming up with captivating, marketable, and *totally original* YA book titles. Behold, the definitive YA book title generator!!! Warning: snarkiness ahead. Title Your YA Novel in 3 Easy Steps So, I don't … Continue reading The Definitive YA Book Title Generator: Title Your YA Novel in 3 Easy Steps!

Short Story 101 When You Don’t Like Writing Short Stories

Listen, I'm gonna be honest here: this one wasn't that interesting to talk about. Sixteen is a collection of--you guessed it--sixteen short stories by young adult authors from the 80s. It had some good ones, it had some not-so-good ones. I enjoyed reading it but it also brought back a lot of... interesting memories about … Continue reading Short Story 101 When You Don’t Like Writing Short Stories