Writing Influences

In class this week we were thinking about what makes us the kind of writers we are. This was good timing because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the writer I am, the writer I want to be, and the writer I will most likely end up being. All three are fairly different from each other, considering they’re all me, but I guess it’s hard to imagine the future. It’s easier to look back at what got me here. Continue reading

2016 YA Book Trends

Okay, so this is a little late as it is March already, but in my defence I wasn’t planning to write a book trends report at all this year. Just be glad I changed my mind, eh?

I’ve decided to add “YA” to the title this year, because those are the ones I follow most closely, though some of these trends carry over to adult fiction. Let’s get started. Continue reading

Research and Eagerness

I got some new books recently. I always try not to buy books because at the end of the semester my luggage is always crazy heavy, but it’s counter-intuitive for a writer. Books are a necessity and there’s just something about owning one and not just having a library copy that makes things better.

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The Art of Book Covers

I have found a new hobby: Making book covers. I started with a few for my stories on Wattpad. Then I made a few more for other people’s stories. Could this be the beginning of a career?

For Wattpad I just use pictures I find off the internet. I mean, it’s not like I’m making any money off of these. But maybe I could design actual book covers someday? It’s an option, and that’s better than a lack of one.

Anyway, here are a few of my favourites:

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