Monthly Archives: September 2015

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To YA…. and Beyond!

Juliet has worked with several YA authors who were writing other genre’s lately and noticed some patterns. Jon after turning in on YA manuscript to his agent began working on an adult murder mystery and noticed how his own sensibility had been changed.

Jon mentioned a source of historical names on the show. He has used this government source for popular names in the last 100 years:
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/top5names.html

 

Jon mentioned author Sarah Dessen and can recommend her novels (Amazon links and text):

Lock and Key
New York Times bestseller
Unlock your heart and the rest will follow.Ruby is used to taking care of herself.
But now that she’s living with her sister, she’s got her own room, she’s going to a good school, and her future looks bright.
Plus there’s the adorable boy next door.
Can Ruby learn to open her heart and let him in?

This Lullaby
New York Times bestseller
She’s got it all figured out.
Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.
Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?

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The Emotional Downs and Ups of Writing

When Juliet heard that Jon had just sent two novels to his agent and was anxiously waiting a response, she suggested we discuss the emotions of writing.

So, we consider the ups and downs of writing and rewriting, of getting lost and being found along the way. We also talk about getting books published and watching them go off into the big wide world and the hurricane of feelings that evokes.

Juliet brings the show to a close with a glimmer of editorial hope.