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Writing Prompts: A User's Guide
Do you ever find yourself staring at your computer screen, and the only words you can summon into your mind are the lyrics to the opening song from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie, and you think to yourself, how am I going to write anything with this brain? No? Just me? Okay, well, if you ever do ...
8 YA Book Recs Based on Your Favorite Teen Movies
There’s nothing better than a good teen movie... except maybe a great YA book. So here are a few movie-based recommendations for your next teen read.Your turn, Swooners! What are some of your top teen movie --> YA book recs? Share in the comments so we can fill up both our Netflix queues AND our TBRs!
Setting the Scene: 3 Tips for Researching a Location
“Write what you know” isn’t always the best advice, but “write what you know of” usually is. When it comes to setting, a little research can help a lot. (You don’t need to be a native of Nashville, Tennessee to set a story there, for instance, but you do need to know a little bit more about it ...
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Bookish Spring Cleaning: Tackling the TBR
You may or may not know that it is officially springtime. Since here in New York we’ve gotten nothing but brief interludes of sunlight amid a merciless onslaught of inappropriate precipitation, I have forgiven myself for not cleaning out my apartment as I’m told folks are wont to do in this season. Instead, I cleaned out my TBR ...
Bookish Blends: The Perfect Tea to Sip While Devouring Your Next YA Read
If you’re anything like me, you might spend a lot of time trying to achieve the perfect level of coziness so you can really dive in to your current reading material. Maybe you need to light the perfect scented candle or wrap yourself entirely in blankets. Personally, I like a cup of tea for coziness. Here are a few ...