Tag Archive | YA Fantasy

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Guest Blogger: Laura VanArendonk Baugh   We are failing as Christians. I recently attended a new writers’ conference, my first which focused specifically on the Christian market. I am a Christian author who writes almost exclusively for the general market, so I knew this conference was not going to be for me the way other […]

The Heart of Betrayal Book Review

The Heart of Betrayal Book Review

“When you think you’re at the end of your rope, give it three more days. And then another three. Sometimes you’ll find the rope is longer than you thought.”

Air Awakens Book Review

Air Awakens Book Review

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Character Crafting Quandary

Character Crafting Quandary

Guest Blogger: J.E. Lowder In my third book, When Kings Clash, I encountered a snag when re-writing the prologue from omniscient narrator to third person limited viewpoint. How do I introduce a new primary character without revealing his identity and background? The obvious answer was to tell his story through the viewpoint of another person, but this too was a […]

What I Learned From Cutting 70,000 Words

What I Learned From Cutting 70,000 Words

Guest Blogger: Shannon Stewart The second draft of my first YA novel was 165,000 words long. I swore up and down that not one word could be removed without damaging the entire story. *snort* Then I began seeking publication. The more I read from YA publishers and writing blogs, the more I became convinced that […]

Introducing: Gretchen E K Engel

Introducing: Gretchen E K Engel

With Ralene departing for greener (but perhaps not geekier) pastures, we had an opening here at New Authors Fellowship. I had hoped that our new member, Gretchen E K Engel, would fill my shoes when I graduated, but since that’s not happening yet, I’m glad to bring her aboard now. I first met Gretchen through […]