Authors Carrie Arcos and resident FYA dude Brian Katcher teach us the tricks of the contemporary world building trade. (And, oh yeah, no unicorns were harmed in the making of this post.)
Posts by Carmen Rodrigues
Carmen Rodrigues lives in Virginia, just four miles shy of the White House. (Invitation pending.) She is the author of 34 Pieces of You; Not Anything; and a third YA novel, The Universal Law of Sally & Marco: A Field Guide (Simon Pulse), expected to be birthed in late 2016. On her off time, she enjoys karaoke bars, Game of Thrones theories, and audiobooks narrated by Irish voice actors.Party LineThere's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom! In the Girls' BathroomParty Line
The editing process doesn't end, just because you're a published author -- and you might still end up with a manuscript that looks like it started bleeding red ink.
Workshops and wine: they both get better with time. Carmen Rodrigues gives tips for how to give and receive writing critique (and none of them involve chugging adult beverages). Plus, win a copy of Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft!
How can reading someone else's work help your own understanding of how to craft a novel? Author Carmen Rodrigues explains, using Paper Towns as an example. Plus: a giveaway!
Shifting points of view can free your manuscript -- and you!
It might be emotionally messy, but disposing of characters can clean up your narratives.
Author Carmen Rodrigues counsels us through that crucial first step of actually writing something down.