"Love this question Georgia. My answer is both simple and complicated. I wrote my story because my sons told me to. Or...to be more precise. They told me to write something for boys because "the girls got all the good books, and there isn't…"
"How do you know when you've gone overboard on YA slang? When YA's reading your work say 'what's up with all that funny stuff in the conversations?' I have 13 and 14 year old sons and they gigged me on this right away when I…"
"I dedicated one entire chapter to a dream sequence. I only did so because it was essential to the plot/storyline. Both my MC's get a chance to offer their POV inside the dream. I do use flashbacks. But as Alex said, I found a clever way to…"
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Writing the Breakout Novel. OMG! So much there, my brain went into overload. I could not write for two weeks after, it had to have time to reset. I started the workbook itself and stopped, decided I was not far enough in my manuscript to use it. When I finish and have gone a few rounds of editing, I'll give it another whirl.
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