How The X-Files Influenced Novel Novice

What does a TV show from the '90s have to do with a book blog covering contemporary young adult literature? That's probably what you're thinking right now. Along with, Hey, I thought your blog got it's start because of Twilight? Well, yes. If you know our origin story, you know that we got our start... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Conflict Triangle

Submission from a previous writing prompt: SweetSarcasm shared this take on "London Bridge" for the "Twist a Nursery Rhyme" prompt.  Thanks, SweetSarcasm! This month, we'll focus on conflict.  And I don't mean a big ol' fight to the death between characters. This prompt is inspired by an exercise from a class on conflict I took last month. Conflict is... Continue Reading →

Introducing the new!

Welcome to the new -- a sister site of The idea behind was simple -- to use Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga to help teach literature to kids and get them excited about reading beyond the series, and education in general. The site has grown quickly -- in just a year and a... Continue Reading →

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