Subscribe Here! Robert asks: How do I get young beta readers to give me useful feedback for my YA books? Resources Mentioned How To Get Your Book Into Schools, by David H. Hendrickson
Subscribe Here! JR asks: How do I write an immature main character without losing the audience? This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: “How much repetition should we use to make sure the story is clear? Is it different for different for YA and adult fiction versus children’s fiction?” This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit Resources Mentioned: The Thousand Headed Man
Subscribe Here! Ed asks: “What problems come from marketing a YA book without labeling it as YA?”
Subscribe Here! Today I discuss the experience of writing the action climax to the book, and how I was able to solve some big problems by finding the answers within the book-to-date, including some unexpected twists. I also talk about how the Heinlein Juveniles have a bifurcated story structure in …
Subscribe Here! Today’s episode sponsored by Bundle Rabbit. Today in our walk-through of Hadrian’s Flight, Hadrian’s confession leads to a cunning plan, while the writer begins gathering the plot threads together.
Subscribe Here! We continue our journey through Hadrian’s Flight. Now we’re at the pinch point in the novel, where our main character goes from being reactive to proactive, and as a result the world changes around him.
Subscribe Here! Today I explain all about McGuffins, how they are, and how I chose my McGuffin for Hadrian’s Flight.
Subscribe Here! Today I talk about the Boot Camp phase of Hadrian’s Flight, which is that part of any YA novel where the character’s identity is broken down and rebuilt to meet the demands of the story. I explain why this is important, how it works, and how I did …
Subscribe Here! Today, we explore what happens when the author of Hadrian’s Flight gets lost along with the character right at the point where the core cast of characters should be coming together. Productivity slows, regrouping ensues, and worldbuilding commences in earnest.