1. The energy of teenagers…they are brimming with vitality and spark. 2. Engagement…teens have to be won over, and it’s great when they begin to connect with your message. 3. The shy writers-to-be…the kids who are dying to talk to you and get hints and encouragement about their writing ambitions. 4. The teachers and … More Four Things I Love about my School Author Visits
How do you get creative? Yes you! We should each have a creative outlet where we let the juices flow. No stress or tension, no negative voices in our head ….just witnessing what we create. Do you play guitar, or design a garden bed? Do you put posters or postcards or prints on your … More How do YOU express yourself?
Okay, so getting teens and younger ones to read can be like pulling teeth. Especially with social media demands and temptations, like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and apps on their iPhone or other devices. Here are some ideas, with thanks to The Guardian. 1. Have a parent who loves reading. With Mum and/ or Dad … More Five ways to get young people reading
Mallory Heart Reviews Collision, part of the Chick Lit Plus Tour this week…. Review: COLLISION by P. J. Byer What Stella wants most is to “find home,” in the emotional sense, whether she realizes it or not. Her irascible personality alienates the family and friends who wish to be her “home,” so now she’s run … More Is Stella being guided “home”?
PJ Byer will be on tour starting Monday with COLLISION and #Clpblogtours – #BookGiveaway starts now! @PJByer http://bit.ly/1LYKxFP
On the journey to produce my Young Adult book Collision were so many creative steps. A crucial part, once the book is ready for publication, is the cover design, which includes the “blurb” on the back. The reader, whether of a print or ebook, may know of the writer as the initial stimulus, or have … More From concept to design
The Lost Journal What happens when you find your old journal, and in it is jotted the bones of a story? What happens if that story has been rattling around in your head for fourteen years? What happens if you’ve always wanted to write, and now finally you have time to pursue this dream? … More The Lost Journal
I’m so pleased to introduce Audrey Greathouse, author of The Neverland Wars, who has just signed a contract with publishers Clean Teen. Her answers are fascinating and perceptive, and are a great insight into how persistence pays off for a hard-working, talented writer like Audrey. Firstly, congratulations on your publishing deal with Clean Teen…very exciting! Can you … More Meet Audrey Greathouse, Author of The Neverland Wars
Donya Metzger, American Vocal Coach, Learning Track Producer and a Capella Director, recently ran a workshop with Coastal a Capella chorus on Movement For Voice. Donya invited us to Be, Play and Allow. While this invitation was fun, it challenged us. Further, I began to explore the importance of creativity, not only for singing, but other pursuits like writing, … More Being, Playing, Allowing for Creativity
Audrey Lands a Book Deal. Congratultions to you Audrey, your persistence paid off. This publisher sounds very fair and encouraging.