YA author Beth Rodgers guest blogs over at YAAR. And don’t forget to check out the Teen Writers contest while you’re on the page.
Written by Beth Rodgers
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. So, I’ve picked up some book writing techniques over the years that I have always used to my benefit, and I hope to help you use for your own benefit.
Even as a little girl in elementary school, I wrote journal entries describing the desire I had to be an author. Journal entries are especially helpful for those writers who are lost in their own writer’s block and need more techniques to get them out of it.
The main issue that I encounter in my own writing is introductions. I most always end up pleased with my choice of title or opening paragraph, but they give me more trouble than they’re worth. So, I sometimes come up with or search for story starters and poem starters as a means of helping me think of beginnings.
When I was in…
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