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u/Sepetys · 2 pointsr/YAwriters

Wow! Four eighth grade girls crowding around a single chair to read “Salt to the Sea?” You’ve made my day. And thank you for your questions! Answers:

• I think fiction as a medium for learning about history can be extremely helpful but it’s essential that source material and the real stories be studied as well. After all, historical fiction sits on the shoulders of nonfiction, academic writing, history books, journals, memoir, etc. I love when students become historical investigators and set out to dig up the truth.

• Other WWII historical fiction novels I would recommend are “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr, “Skeletons at the Feast,” by Chris Bohjalian, and Elizabeth Wein’s novels. An older book, “The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia” by Esther Hautzig is wonderful too:

• In terms of grants or fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts has some large grants available
On a state level, I’ve known of historical authors who have received state grants through the Arts Commission or Humanities office.

Hope this is helpful and thanks for your questions!

u/wdvisalli · 1 pointr/YAwriters



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u/bethrevis · 8 pointsr/YAwriters

What I did this year:

I dived into self publishing with The Body Electric and learned that self publishing is far, far different from traditional publishing. After becoming a member of KBoards, I've learned a ton about the process. I've also realized that, right now, self publishing is really not a viable career option for me. I have two books still contracted with Penguin, and am working on another to go on sub with my agent, and while the process is slower, it suits me more and is more profitable than self pub for this stage. I do still plan to put out some short stories and novellas, and I've been working on Paper Hearts in the background, which will likely be self pub as well, but it's not something I'll likely be turning to for a full career, at least not yet.

What I want to happen

Outside of my control:
I won't have a book out this year (other than, potentially Paper Hearts and short story collections), but I'd like to have two books out next year. We'll see if that's viable. I've done all I can--I have two complete manuscripts--but timing in publishing is notoriously slow.

Inside of my control: In additional to revising the two manuscripts that I've got completed, I'd like to write two more. That's going to be difficult with editing schedules, etc., but I have the ideas for two more manuscripts, and I think I can do it. We'll see. But that's the goal.

tl;dr: Outside of my control: publish two books. Inside of my control: write two other books.

Reading Goals:
I plan on reading 50 books this year--that's my sweet spot, I've found--but I'm going to challenge myself to read three books I normally wouldn't. I don't know if the three will be nonfiction or adult or featuring a story I wouldn't normally pick up, but I definitely want to challenge myself to break my routine and go outside the box with three books.

My last year goals was to write two books--and I did! :)

u/SmallFruitbat · 3 pointsr/YAwriters

I tried so hard to like Divergent because I would have liked to launch myself into a new fandom, but I just couldn't find any redeeming features in the book beyond "lots of people like them so there must be something there" and "the author is really young and successful and that's inspiring." I would have been quite OK with Tris being cold and calm (like Violet Victoria or Daisy or Christopher or Sabriel), but rather than seeming to possess those character traits, to me, she just read empty.

u/OliverWDahl · 3 pointsr/YAwriters

Is it up yet? :D

EDIT: I found it. It's doing quite well, congrats! 6 5-star reviews on its second day, and maintaining a great sales ranking! -

u/natashawattsup · 1 pointr/YAwriters