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We keep saying: WE NEED DIVERSITY. But what does diversity need? Can there be TOO MUCH diversity in one book? Read this post about what's MORE important when including diversity in your novel!

We keep saying: WE NEED DIVERSITY. But what does diversity need? Can there be TOO MUCH diversity in one book? Read this post about what's MORE important when including diversity in your novel!

ooh, I love a good argument. But they need to be precise, pack a punch and affect the storyline!

ooh, I love a good argument. But they need to be precise, pack a punch and affect the storyline!

A sidekick is the Boo-Boo to your Yogi, the Pokey to your Gumby, and the Samwise to your Frodo. Seriously, what would Frozen be without Olaf the Snowman?  Let’s break down the similarities between Harry Potter’s sidekick, Ron Weasley, and Katniss Everdeen’s sidekick, Rue.

A sidekick is the Boo-Boo to your Yogi, the Pokey to your Gumby, and the Samwise to your Frodo. Seriously, what would Frozen be without Olaf the Snowman? Let’s break down the similarities between Harry Potter’s sidekick, Ron Weasley, and Katniss Everdeen’s sidekick, Rue.

If you want your YA novel to mean something beyond puppy love and schoolyard woes, try weaving in a theme of death through survival, sacrifice, and immortality.  I’m not talking about gruesome crime scenes or even grief– instead, explore the aspects of death that resonate with our humanity; the questions that touch our religious beliefs and our proudest choices.

If you want your YA novel to mean something beyond puppy love and schoolyard woes, try weaving in a theme of death through survival, sacrifice, and immortality. I’m not talking about gruesome crime scenes or even grief– instead, explore the aspects of death that resonate with our humanity; the questions that touch our religious beliefs and our proudest choices.

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