Crying is a common experience. “A study in the 1980s found that women cry an average of 5.3 times per month and men cry an average of 1.3 times per month. A newer study found that the average duration for a crying session was eight minutes.” (Heathline) Does this mean your characters should cry that much in your story? Probably… Continue reading Writing Crying Scenes
Black Authors I Love + Resources
Today I wanted to share Black authors I love and some that I'm looking forward to reading this year! Why? It's important that we all take the time right now to read and listen to Black stories, reflect, and help in any way that we can. Sign petitions. Educate yourself. Spread the word. I also… Continue reading Black Authors I Love + Resources
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!
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!
Should You Revise & Resubmit?
Querying can be terrifying. Whether you’re searching for an agent or applying directly to an editor/publisher (or even your own agent), sending your work out there is a nail-biting experience for nearly everyone, including established writers. In fact, most writers will tell you that rejection is a constant part of the publishing process. No matter… Continue reading Should You Revise & Resubmit?
YA Scavenger Hunt 2017!
Welcome to 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 a cat lady of three gremlins. My favorite season is winter. I’m addicted to coffee, KDramas, and Sailor Moon. I… Continue reading YA Scavenger Hunt 2017!
Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder
Bad Bloods: July Thunder released today! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads I hope you enjoy the latest addition to the Bad Bloods universe! As the author, I can tell you that you will meet TONS of new bad bloods. (My personal favorite is Skeleton. He was born a healthy baby boy, but he is slowly turning… Continue reading Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder
#WW When You Shouldn’t Write That Book
There comes a time in every writer’s life when they realize they cannot write that book….and I’m not talking about writer’s block. I’m talking about when you want to write a book, but you know you shouldn’t. Maybe not yet. Maybe never. Of course, I’m not saying a writer CAN’T write that book. Not forever… Continue reading #WW When You Shouldn’t Write That Book
#WW Connecting Books Across Genres
I’m a young adult author who writes in various genres. I have contemporary, paranormal romance, fantasy, and science fiction published, but my two main series include a Dark vs. Light paranormal romance that takes place in the small Midwest town of Hayworth—The Timely Death Trilogy—and a science fiction duology—Bad Bloods—about children with hindering abilities fighting… Continue reading #WW Connecting Books Across Genres