Marie Lu stops by with her top five moments while writing the final installment of The Young Elites series.
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An overachiever decides to write a novel to put her college application over the top in Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia.
Deirdre Riordan Hall talks about her experience on both sides of the publishing aisle.
Jessica Spotswood, editor of A Tyranny of Petticoats, is here with nine of her fellow anthology authors to dish some advice on trying something new -- whether it's a new genre, a format, or writing habits.
In honour of Blood Passage, the second book in the Dark Caravan Cycle, Heather Demetrios dishes on how to avoid writing a bridge book.
How about some writing advice from some of your favorite YA authors, while we check in and talk about our own progress?
The awesome author of the November FYA Book Club pick analyzes sexytimes in YA.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo 2015? Consider this your virtual support group.
Inkcouragement caps off our World Building Month with advice from Ashley Hope Pérez and Jessie Ann Foley about how they create vivid historical worlds.
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.)
If you're an aspiring writer, The Anatomy of Curiosity is full of useful and practical advice to make the process a less intimidating. Oh, and the stories are pretty cool, too.
Inkcouragement kicks off world-building month with FYA faves Mary Weber and Sarah Rees Brennan! These talented ladies are here to give us their best suggestions for creating fantastical worlds.
Authors Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski stop by to talk about the publishing process of their latest collaboration.
September is Inkcouragement Editing Month! Today editor and vice-president Donna Bray, of Balzer + Bray, and freelance editor Stephanie Kroll are here to discuss what you need to know about the editing process as a first-time author.
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!
August is Inkcouragement critique month, and to start, we're looking at writing groups.
Celeste Ng stops by to talk about her powerful debut, the best-selling Everything I Never Told You.
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.
In Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel, a young woman stumbles onto a secret that could turn the literary world upside down.
We can't expect our first drafts to be perfect, but we do it anyway.
Author Carmen Rodrigues counsels us through that crucial first step of actually writing something down.
The blog tour for Heather Demetrios' I'll Meet You There kicks off with (ahem) a bang. Plus: a giveaway!
Need inspiration for NaNoWriMo? Author Hillary Carlip and Harriet the Spy are here to help you find it!
Author Justina Chen addresses the challenges she faced in writing outside of her own experiences -- and why it was worth doing so anyway.
Author Mariko Tamaki stops by FYA to talk that talk about, well, talk. Plus, a challenge for all you writers out there!
Brian reviews Darius & Twig and goes on a librarian rant.
We sit down with a real, live YA author to talk writing.
A review of The Princesses of Iowa by Molly Backes, a book about the mistakes you make as a teenager, and how they help you grow into who you need to be.
Our favorite author duo, Leila Sales & Rebecca Serle, teach you how to roll like a professional author and totally make up words.
A review of Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery, sequel to the classic Emily of New Moon.
Keek's life undergoes a summer of disarray in And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky.
A review of the classic Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
A review of Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, which has Erin professing adoration and . . . other feelings for its main characters.