Your Story Ideas Aren’t Enough

The other day I was on Twitter and saw someone tweet out something along the lines of, “YOUR STORY IDEA DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING,” and I about had a heart attack, because WHAT. I mean, of course ideas matter. In fact, I’m one of those authors that keep lists and lists of ideas, because I believe… Continue reading Your Story Ideas Aren’t Enough

Guest Blogger · Writing Tips

#MondayBlogs What It’s Like To Co-Author With Your Mother

Intro: Recently, I had a blast working with young adult author Bronte Huskins and her mother, Sarah Newton. Together, they wrote the novel, Never Mind My Thigh Gap, a story about a young girl joining a model competition to overcome her insecurities while finding friends along the way. (I love this novel, by the way.)… Continue reading #MondayBlogs What It’s Like To Co-Author With Your Mother


#SATurday Three-Year Blogging Anniversary

So, wow. Yesterday was my three-year anniversary of blogging right here on http://www.ShannonAThompson.com. Three years. My first blog post was on September 25, 2012. I never realized how much my life would change once I started this blog. For instance, back then, I had just started my last year of college at the University of… Continue reading #SATurday Three-Year Blogging Anniversary


Writing Competition & Giveaway!

First: I'm going to be doing my first LIVE radio interview on August 20 at 9:30 a.m. (CDT.) Join us at Back Porch Writer. I will also post a link to it afterwards if you'd like to listen to it later. If you follow me on my Facebook page then you already know that I received three… Continue reading Writing Competition & Giveaway!


Website Wonders

Website Update: Minutes Before Sunset hit 100 adds on Goodreads with a 4.7 star rating!  So I want to share more websites I've come across for writing and/or writing tips. But I'm really interested if any of you have done any from the first list. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how… Continue reading Website Wonders

Miscellaneous · Writing Tips

Writing Tips: Keeping Track of Time

How many times have you been following a television show, and there is a full moon every episode? Or their clothes don't change? Or the weather stays the same all year long, unless snow, rain, or sunshine is used for symbolic enhancement? It's unrealistic, and it drives me crazy. It may be a personal pet… Continue reading Writing Tips: Keeping Track of Time