lilacspectrum asked: Do you know any books for teens abiut mermaids or sirens?
Thanks for asking. There are lots of mermaid and siren YA books out there. Instead of listing them all, I’ll link to this Goodreads list. Hope you find the perfect read!
new book news and signs of spring…
I am so excited to finally be able to share this news. From Publisher’s Weekly…
Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s has acquired the third YA novel from Stephanie Kuehn, Delicate Monsters, a psychological thriller about a teenage sociopath returning to her hometown, and the brothers whose lives are forever changed by her reappearance. Kuehn won the 2014 William C. Morris Award for her debut YA novel, Charm & Strange. Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management negotiated the deal for North American rights.
I am thrilled to be working with Sara Goodman again, and I am so very grateful to Michael Bourret for making this possible. There is nothing more inspiring than having people who believe in your work and who challenge you to grow.
This book. This book.
eltango asked: This might seem like a weird question... but how do paragraphs in books work? Does dialogue usually stand alone and get it's one paragraph? Is this something you're just supposed to pick up on? I've been revising my NanoWrimo Novel and I feel like I'm structuring my paragraphs all wrong.
There are lots of ways to format paragraphs, but much boils down to personal preference. Take a look at 4 or 5 different books you really enjoy. Open them to a random page. Examine the paragraph breaks. Are they always for dialogue? How does the author mix paragraphs with one- or two-line breaks? How does that change the way you read? Then experiment with your own writing. I change paragraph styles in every revision, many times. There are hardly any wrong ways. (One huge block of text not using paragraphs is a wrong way.)