There comes a point in every writer’s career that they seek out feedback and advice from others. Whether that be critique partners, beta readers, or studying craft books, writers are often doing their best to continuously hone their skills. And while that is commendable, there comes a point where a writer can feel overwhelmed by the… Continue reading Inundated with Writing Advice
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FINAL YASH Fall 2020
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—YA SFF author, librarian, and neighborhood cat lady. I can't believe this is the FINAL YASH. ::insert tears:: But I've had so much fun participating over the years, and I hope you have a blast this time, too. About Me! During the day, I am… Continue reading FINAL YASH Fall 2020
YASH Spring 2020
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—YA SFF author, librarian, and neighborhood cat lady. About Me! During the day, I am the Program Manager of The Story Center for the Mid-Continent Public Library, the largest library system in Kansas City, but at night, I write stories about monsters and mayhem. I’m… Continue reading YASH Spring 2020
2018: The Year of Writing Limbo
Last year I wrote this article—2017 Wasn’t My Writing Year—and I talked about failing my top three goals. Those goals were wanting an internship at literary agency, working for a library, and signing with a literary agent. Every year, I write an article like this. But this year, despite struggling to find time to blog,… Continue reading 2018: The Year of Writing Limbo
YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2018!
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—young adult author, blogger, and poet. I'm also a youth librarian, so I obviously love to talk about books. About Me! During the day, I work as a Youth Librarian, but at night, I write stories about monsters and mayhem. I just finished my first… Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2018!
Kindle Unlimited, Audiobooks, & Giveaway!
As promised, even though I’m not blogging writing tips right now (though I am trying to work it back into my schedule), I'm keeping everyone updated. Today, you’ll find out how you can read both of my series for FREE—and there’s an awesome giveaway somewhere below. Let’s start with some news! For the first time… Continue reading Kindle Unlimited, Audiobooks, & Giveaway!
Why I’m Not Blogging Right Now
Hey, folks! I know I’ve been absent from the blogging world for longer than ever since I began in 2012. Some of you might have noticed that I returned to social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), so I thought I’d post a short (okay, so I tried to make it short) explanation as to why… Continue reading Why I’m Not Blogging Right Now
YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—young adult author, blogger, and poet. Every Saturday, I share writing and publishing tips right here. I also love to talk about books. About Me! I’m addicted to coffee, KDramas, and Sailor Moon. During the day, I work as a Youth Librarian, but at night,… Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!
Setting 2018 Writing Goals
Now that we’re a week into 2018, you’ve probably set new goals and you’re already striving after them. And that’s awesome! But I made a huge mistake while setting goals last year, and I thought I’d discuss it, so you don’t make the same mistake I did when you tackle your writing life this year.… Continue reading Setting 2018 Writing Goals
2017 Wasn’t My Writing Year
Last year, I wrote an incredibly positive article called, Dear Writers, 2017 Can Be Your Year! It summed up my 2016 accomplishments and how I got there by taking advantage of every opportunity I could and working hard, and how you can, too. (Oh, how I side-eye myself so hard now.) This year? I failed most… Continue reading 2017 Wasn’t My Writing Year