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Monday, April 1, 2013

YA Girl: Episode 1

by Kristen Crowley Held

Greetings Monkey Tribe!

A non-writer asked me recently if my characters talk to me, which inspired me to create YA Girl: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Life of a YA Writer.

Today I give you Episode 1:

YA Girl Episode One
by: tenheld


So, um, anyone else have an MC who talks to them?

17 comments:

  1. Love this! And it's unfortunately SO TRUE!! No matter how many new pens and Post-It flags I buy, it never increases my word count.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Someone should definitely invent word-count-increasing Post-It flags.

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  2. Hahahaha...ROFLMAO. Ok all my characters talk to me...on dark days it's only the villains but I am hoping that's only me.

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    1. I think that means you've done a great job fleshing out your characters. Right? :)

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  3. Haha - brilliant. Going to cut my nails now!

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    1. Thanks, Joanna! I bet you've got way more WPM now, right?

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  4. HAhahahahahahah! Read Maass' book again....soooooo true!

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    1. Which one is your favorite go-to, Jackie?

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  5. Fun :) And so so so very true. Just told myself that last night. And then actually wrote!
    It's always heartwarming to know that there are others struggling with the same issues...

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne! Good for you for actually writing!! :)

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  6. Hilarious wisdom! YA Girl rocks!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! We love having one of our fairy godmentors stop by :).

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  7. You are so clever and so wise, Kristen! Cut my fingernails--yeah, that's the ticket :)

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    1. Aww, shucks. Thanks, Marilyn! Did you cut them? You're totally faster now, right?

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  8. This is great! My character's and I loved it; they want me to record our conversations, too! We are looking forward to Episode 2 :)

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  9. I lurve YA Girl! More more more....

    And I totally write better with caffeine and well-trimmed nails.

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  10. :) Not to mention, a minion wrangler!

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