Monthly Archives: January 2012

Creating Memorable Main Characters

At first glance, THE DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, THE HUNGER GAMES, and the Hercule Poirot mysteries by Agatha Christie would seem to have absolutely nothing in common, beyond being very successful books. It’s hard to imagine the three main … Continue reading

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Why YA Dystopian Fiction is Important

Some of the most memorable books I read as a teen were dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories, what were categorized most often as adult science fiction back when I was reading them. I think most of my sixth grade class read EARTH ABIDES … Continue reading

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