Blog Links

Note: I’ve come to the realization that I write too many blog posts to keep up with, so I’ll just post the newest ones once a month.

 

Staff Picks: Alyssa Roat’s Top 5 Summer Reading List

by Alyssa Roat

See what I’m reading this summer on this post for Illuminate YA!

www.illuminateya.com/staff-picks-alyssa-roats-top-5-summer-reading-list/

 

 

Flee While You Can: Why You Should Run From the Clutches of YA Fiction

by Alyssa Roat

Satirical blog post at Illuminate YA.

www.illuminateya.com/flee-while-you-can-why-you-should-run-from-the-clutches-of-ya-fiction/

 

 

 

Starved for Quality Literature: Why Teens Aren’t Reading

by Alyssa Roat

My thoughts on this sad trend – and some ways to fix it.

http://www.illuminateya.com/starved-for-quality-literature-why-teens-arent-reading/

 

 

 

Understanding the Enemy: A New Kind of YA Villain

by Alyssa Roat

If you know me, you know I love villains. But are we moving into a new age of villains?

http://www.illuminateya.com/understanding-the-enemy-a-new-kind-of-ya-villain/

 

 

 

 

Tessa Emily Hall ~ Christ is WriteBeing Kind is Critical: How to Be a Great Critic – Guest Post by Alyssa Roat

My boss at Illuminate, Tessa, has a great blog that she invited me to guest post on!

http://christiswrite.blogspot.com/2018/03/being-kind-is-critical-how-to-be-great.html

 

Dressed to Impress: How to Send Off Your Manuscript in Style

by Alyssa Roat

I read A LOT of submissions at my various jobs. Here are some inside tips!

www.illuminateya.com/dressed-to-impress-how-to-send-off-your-manuscript-in-style/

 

 

The Dialogue Conundrum: Seven Tips for Writing Brilliant Dialogue

by Alyssa Roat

How do you make fake characters sound real?

http://www.illuminateya.com/the-dialogue-conundrum-seven-tips-for-writing-brilliant-dialogue/

 

my-conscience-is-59f1f7Villainous Heroes: 5 Tips for Writing the Antagonistic Protagonist

Some advice on the Taylor University PWR blog! (Because you know how much I love villains!)

https://pwr.taylor.edu/2017/10/31/villainous-heroes-5-tips-for-writing-the-antagonistic-protagonist/