As a young writer or a new writer, you may have heard the buzz in the writing world about mentoring. From PitchWars to TeenPit, it seems the writing world has embraced the concept of more experienced writers mentoring those just beginning their writing journeys. But what is it like to work with a mentor? What … More Mentoring 101: What’s in it for you?
I am so thrilled to help spread the word about Brenda Drake’s new release! And check out the end of the post for a great giveaway! Book & Author Details: Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake Published by: Entangled Crave Publication date: September 11th 2017 Genres: Mystery, Mythology, Romance Synopsis: Stevie Moon is famous…at least to the subscribers on her comic … More New Release: THUNDERSTRUCK by Brenda Drake!
It’s very easy to forget why we write Pitch Wars peeps. Writers who aspire to become published authors are especially susceptible to this word-induced, amnesia state because of the self-imposed timeline we cling to out of desperation. We believe we will complete this book in three months, edit for a solid three weeks, craft our … More Writing because we must…
Welcome to #PitchWars!! This is my second year as a young adult mentor, and I am so excited to be part of this talented and dedicated group of writers and mentors. First, a jump up and down and hearty round of applause for Brenda Drake and her uber-fantastical crew! So who am I and … More Welcome to my #PitchWars WISH LIST!!!
The judges have spoken, and we have a winner of the first ever TeenPit PitchWars Mentor slot. Cue the drum roll, please… Okay, let’s talk about our top ten! Our five runners up will each receive their choice of great YA books! They are: LUCID- Cameron Eldridge I’M DISAPPOINTED – Rachel Lachmansingh YOUR HOUSE MY … More #TeenPit Class of 2017 #PitchWars Winners!
Last roll call for our Class of 2017! Mentee: Tina Yogore Mentor: Sheena Boekweg Title: The Mind Bewitched Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? When I was in the third grade, I wrote this “book” about a boy who loved soccer so much that he wished that it … More Meet the Mentees: Post # 12
TeenPit would not have been possible without the generous donation of time and talent from the wonderful writing community. Our judges read every entry, agonized over their decisions, and selected our fabulous TOP FIVE. We are thankful for their commitment to the craft and their dedication to supporting future writers. Thank you all! Laura Heffernan … More Thank you to our wonderful, #TeenPit judges!
Our great Class of 2017! You’ve done us proud! Mentee: Bethany Stevenson Mentor: Kristen Cicceralli Title: Six Means Fortune Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? I basically started writing as soon as a I could hold a pencil. I filled notebooks with scribbles or random letters to write stories before I could spell. … More Meet the Mentees: Post #11
And our final round of mentee interviews from the #TeenPit Class of 2017 Mentee: Kirsten Van Goethem Mentor: Carrie Callaghan Title: The Mysterious Hauntings of Chloe Hart Genre: Paranormal YA Questions: When did you start writing? I’ve written a lot of my life, for school we wrote short narratives. My writing usually found its way … More Meet the Mentees: Post #10
Congrats to more of our #TeenPit Class of 2017! Mentee: Diana Nova Mentor: Judi Lauren Title: Like Hurricanes Genre: YA Contemporary Questions: When did you start writing? I wrote my first poem when I was 7 years old. It was awful, but at the time I thought it was revolutionary. I never really wrote … More Meet the Mentees: Post #9