Karen Cushman

Newsflash: Another Free Critique Giveaway Winner!

Dear Readers…

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the FREE CRITIQUE Giveaway celebrating Steven M. Booth’s debut YA fantasy DARK TALISMAN: Mara Bushansky, with her YA novel. I’ll be sending you an email, Mara.

Happy writing to all!
The Editor

Thank you all for helping me celebrate Steven M. Booth’s debut novel. It’s a great book and I’m proud to have been a part of his blog tour—and super pleased to have been able to offer you all not only a free critique opportunity but also a shot at the Kindle Fire HD Steve gave away.

I’ll see you on Monday with a new question-and-answer post about NaNoWriMo. In meantime, some words for mulling from one of my favorite writers of all time, Karen Cushman, who turned me into a word-fumbling, grateful wreck of a fan when she agreed to share tips about creating characters in my book Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies:

“Be curious. Be aware. Be open.”