Posted on 03/03/2022 at 09:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Setting can play a powerful role in any novel, but author Heather Mateus Sappenfield argues it has an especially important...

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Posted on 11/03/2021 at 12:44 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Middle-grade books — or at least the books we read at that age — have a tendency to stick with...

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Posted on 06/24/2021 at 02:58 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Take it from an actual reader — when and how authors withhold and reveal information in YA or middle grade...

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Posted on 06/04/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At first, author Alyson Gerber found writing middle grade fiction to be rather easy. Her own trauma from the middle-school...

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Posted on 08/05/2020 at 11:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Pinning down your genre isn’t always straightforward when you’re writing for adults. But when it comes to writing for a...

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