Tag Archives: young adult

Getting a Grip on Gripping Characters: YA Mystery Writing

You know that expression, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears?” I’ve been told it’s from Zen buddhism, but it’s also very much current. I’ve found another side to it as a writer: When I’m ready to learn something, … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, SinCNE, Writing, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Common Core Standards and YA Mystery Writing (and Reading!)

Yes, you read the title correctly — this post is about that monster of today’s headlines, the Common Core State Standards being implemented in schools across the country. Or rather, it’s not about the standards … but about the wild … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, Craft, SinCNE, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Media for YA Writers & Readers: The Numbers

I have one more post to add in this series, and it will be on using Pinterest — but I want to hold it until after the holiday season. So, here’s some information to think about in the meantime (you … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, Book promotion, SinCNE, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Media for YA Mystery Authors and Readers — GoodReads

Some of my favorite readers reach me through GoodReads, including teacher Tim Averill, who makes great suggestions of new young adult (YA) books to read — he’s in the midst of teen readers daily at work and he sees what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, Book promotion, SinCNE, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Media for YA Authors — Facebook, “Like a Pro”

I dearly love my personal Facebook page. Although I’m more private than many, it’s the place where I share photos from morning walks, tuck in scraps of research or poems, dream of characters, and most of all, connect with friends, … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, Marketing, Social Media, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — Twitter!

Yes, absolutely, if you’re not writing or reading young adult (YA) mysteries, stick with this post anyway for some quick intro information and tips on the simplest of the social media, Twitter. I hear two big reasons for people not … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, SinCNE, Social Media, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

OMG These Authors Are at Crime Bake! — “High School Murder” Rocks!!

I dream of being a mystery author who “only” has to write for a living — in reality, I’m part of the majority who instead have “paid work” that has to get done on time, with writing (my passion!) fitting … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Kanell, Crime Bake, Uncategorized, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments