After reading “The Power of Now” I could say, “Relax, don’t take life overly serious.” It immediately increased my confidence. It was an overnight magical process.
Marietta teen Emily Ross, 13, is the youngest author signed by Title Town Publishing for a sci-fi/fantasy multi-book contract. Here are her writing tips for teens thinking about creating their own novel.
Could you ever imagine someone murdering your best friend? Go on. I’m asking you to imagine it. That’s what this book does.
Reading the book, I wished to hand it off to everyone in my life to explain, “This is me. I am Starr. This is what I feel.”
This movie is a direct response to white people asking us, “Why can’t you get over it? Why are you still mad?” The film replies quite beautifully, “Because it hasn’t ended.”
“The Radius of Us” takes on the difficult topic of immigration in a way that connects readers to the hardships people face in an attempt to find safety. It teaches teens about the realities of immigration in a way they will willingly read and understand.
This novel — written by Atlanta teen Emily Rose Ross — asks us to consider some tough questions. Are dogs pets? Or are they beloved family members? Is it safety or slavery if a dog is collared? What’s a good owner? Should dogs even have owners? This book raises questions!
When her boyfriend breaks up with her for a girl easily defined as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Beatrice reinvents herself as Trixie Giovanni, a sunflower-loving, French-speaking, bubbly young girl with an affinity for mismatched shoes in order to win him back.
Victoria Schwab’s book deals with humans and monsters, and sometimes they’re interchangeable, depending on the character. The power of music was a good theme to approach, so I did. “I’ve always found people who play an instrument to be vaguely supernatural. Music is how August nourishes himself, but for Kate, it represents a fear of silence.”
I’m not here to teach you anything. All I want to do is create stories where you can read it and be like, “Yo, he looks like me, sounds like me, he’s dealing with some things that I may be dealing with.”