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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Writing Wednesday - Writing YA Fiction for Dummies nd Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas to my writing friends! And, of course, to all my other friends out there.

What do you wish to be under your Christmas tree this year?

Do you wish for a pencil or
a pen or a book?
Do you wish for a Kindle or
a small writing nook?

How about an idea or
contract or story.
How about a lot of money
and fame and glory.

I would love to have a writing contract!

But, I am happy to have my family, my friends and my good health (or relatively good health).

I received this in the mail today. I opened it and put it under my tree, along side of my Fiesta Cappuccino Mug that I found at the thrift store today. Everyone knows I love Fiestaware. It is one of the fine products that is still made in the USA!

I won the book Writing Young Adult Fiction for DUMMIES!  and it is autographed by the author, Deborah Halverson.

I have glanced through the book and I see that it is going to have helpful info for other genre writing as well.

Some of the topics, along with the many that pertain to writing for teens, are: Writing the Almighty Hook, Setting is More than Somewhere to be, Editing and Revising with Confidence, Mastering Marketing, Picking up the Pace, Slowing the Pace, Creating Tension, Engaging the Five Senses and Packaging Your Submission.

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and you get what you wish for under your tree this year.


  1. Merry Christmas, Janet, with the very best wishes for peace and happiness (and lots of writing) in 2012 :)

  2. Sounds like you've got some useful stuff already. Happy Holidays!

  3. Hi Janet, what a wonderful gift! I think I would sure like to have all those wishes come true too, but down deep in my heart my favorite gift will always be a new notebook! :) There is something about a new crisp notebook that holds endless possibilities. Have a lovely and restful evening ahead! Delisa :)

  4. I love Fiesta ware too Janet. How was your trip to the factory sale???
    Take care of you and have a great holiday.
    Merry Christmas! Barb

  5. Merry
    to YOU!!!
    I would love to "find" under the tree homes for all the homeless people and food for the hungry!

  6. May your mailbox overflow with contracts in the new year. Oh, why wait, here's hoping you get one before the New Year. Blessings.

  7. Merry Christmas Janet! Love that pretty green mug too!

  8. Thank you, one and all! I hope all of you get your wishes, too. Barbara, my trip to Newell to get Fiestaware was great! I got lots of red pieces, which is what I went after and the very low prices were fantastic! I'm looking forward to going again in the spring.

  9. I wish the same things for you, Janet. Merry Christmas!

  10. Ooooh I wished for Merriam Webster's rhyming dictionary!

    Merry Christmas!

  11. The gift that I would like to wish for is the staying power to work on 'that novel' next year. Happy Christmas.


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