Get Published Episode 117 – Seeing Through the Eyes of a Child

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLast episode you got to listen to a panel on writing for middle grade and young adult readers. This episode, I would like to present my final panel titled, Looking through the eyes of a child. This is, as you can probably tell, another young adult genre panel. We talked about how we capture the YA voice, write for different genders and a host of other things. I actually consider this to be one of the best panels I was on during When Words Collide and I think you will get a lot from it. I hope you enjoy our discussion. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published […]

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Get Published Episode 116 – Writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI attended the 2013 edition of When Words Collide on the weekend of August 9th to 11th. I was on several panels where we had the chance to discuss writing in ways. On today’s episode, I will be playing back one of the panels, specifically a panel about Writing for MG and YA audiences. The panelists were Shirlee Smith Matheson, DK Snape and myself. We had to compete with active air conditioners so there are spots where the sound quality isn’t fantastic. Still, the conversation was a good one that I hope you can take something away from. I know I will be trying a few of the different […]

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Variety is the Spice of Life

A little while ago I posed the question: should I focus on a single series or write a number of different things. I received several responses to my question, all of which I appreciated. The general consensus was that I shouldn’t limit myself, but write a number of different things. By doing so I stretch my writing muscles and I give myself the best chance to appeal to a larger group of people. While I was considering the question myself I also came to the conclusion that not only should I write in multiple genres, but I should write many different things beyond that. For example, I write this post every week which allows me to express myself in one […]

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