Check Out

Jill Williamson, Christie Award winning author of By Darkness Hid, was at the Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference this month and taught a two-part workshop on “Creating Realistic Speculative Fiction.” In the workshop she explored various ways of generating ideas, developing a premise, creating characters, and working within a 3-Act story structure, then she shared her own process of world-building for her award-winning novel and its sequels.

In addition, I learned about Williamson’s website, Novel Teen,, which is dedicated to reviewing clean teen fiction and discussing topics related to reading and writing.

On just one visit I saw several books I want to add to my “books I want to read” list, and read two interesting articles on Truth in writing and how teens can encourage younger siblings to read by reading aloud to them. Both of which I would recommend.

I know Novel Teen is a site I will enjoy revisiting. If you are a teen or the parent of a teen reader, you might want to check it out too.


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