By Priscilla Krahn, Student Contributor There’s nothing like wanting to do something, and being told you won’t ever be able to do it. Especially when the person telling you that you can’t is a big brother who is always right.
By Jennifer Sauer, Student Contributor At sixteen (when my book came out) I was nowhere near ready to devote the time and energy publishing required. I was a writer. I had no idea what it meant to be an author. And up until that point I had no idea there was a difference between the two.
By Miguel Flores, Guest Contributor Each method of publishing a book is its own mix of goods, bads, and surprising uglies. On the one hand, traditional publishing offers better access to exposure, expertise, and a vast amount of resources. On the other hand, self-publishing gives you more control over your choices and is much easier to get into. Is one objectively better than the other? I don’t know.
A review of Story Coaching by a student and her mother This week we announced a new 3-month track of Story Coaching! Holly, a One Year Adventure Novel student, and her mother, Angie, kindly agreed to share their thoughts on the pilot program we ran this summer, so you could get a feel for what Story Coaching is like. Hurry over to the Story Coaching page and apply—there are only 10 spots this fall!
Kyle de Waal, Guest Contributor The deadline to enter our annual Student Novel Contest is August 15, 2015—in 3 days! If you've been holding back, afraid to submit your novel, Kyle challenges you to think about the contest in a different and fun way.