Blog Posts Tagged ‘Stephenie Meyer’

what is ya, exactly?

June 29th, 2010

What makes a book a young-adult novel, versus say an adult novel about young people? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately for several reasons. For one, one of my readers asked me if his book would qualify as YA because its narrator is 18 even though the narrator does some very un-18-year-old […]

secret agents

August 17th, 2009

I once wrote an essay that I never published, or even tried to publish, about the process of finding my first agent. The gist of it was this: It was like dating, but dating with a purposeā€”to find a spouse. You meet all these people, some you fantasize about from a distance, convinced that they’re […]

some useless pieces of writerly advice

July 18th, 2009

I’ve been getting a bunch of emails and Facebook and MySpace messages lately asking me about the writing process. Maybe one of these days, I will get it together enough to post an FAQ on my web site like some writers do (and I love reading those and peering into other people’s processes). But for […]

the twilight effect?

March 30th, 2009

I’m not sure whether I’m flattered, amused, annoyed or a little bit of all three. When people first started comparing If I Stay to Twilight, I think it was pretty much magical thinking, in that the publishers, movie execs, and, let’s be honest, me, all hoped that it might have one-zillionth the impact of Stephenie […]