Whitney Gardner is the author of YOU’RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE (March 7, 2017; Knopf), an illustrated YA novel about a Deaf teen artist who must decide between being painted into obscurity or risking getting caught after she finds herself locked in a graffiti war with an opponent who takes it a step too far.
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Stepping into long-lost worlds with Liza Ketchum, author of The Life Fantastic (Merit Press).
The good news is there are a few handy tips to help your imaginary outsider authentically walk apart from the crowd.
We didn’t want to add another YA story to the shelves in which the main characters easily overcame incredible obstacles in their way. We wanted our readers to to be unsure if our main characters would even make it through the next chapter.
Django Wexler Discusses Alice, the Heroine of The Forbidden Library Series
“…the best worlds were the ones that felt alive, that felt like they existed whether I was reading about them or not.”
Laurenne Sala began her career as an advertising copywriter, writing national campaigns for clients like KIA Motors, Jack-in-the-Box, and Beats by Dre.
I’m not sure if there is an “art” to writing about villains, but I do find that to write convincing and three-dimensional villains, one must be sympathetic to their plight.
“I should start by saying that world building, where I get to create a fictional reality from the ground up, is one of my favorite parts of writing. It’s the foundation of a good story. Of course, you want a plot that keeps readers turning the pages—and amazing, memorable characters as well, but those characters also deserve a fully realized world to play around in.”
A fairy tale is a story of marvels and magic set in an unreal world in which the events that take place are beyond the realm of possibility.