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Build Your Own YA Novel Plot, in Five Easy Steps!

By Melissa AlbertJune 4, 2013
We love young adult fiction. Loooove it. We love fiction about angels, about demons, about time travelers, about parents who just don't... More  →
Build Your Own YA Novel Plot, in Five Easy Steps!

What's Your Literary Pen Name?

By Lauren PassellMay 31, 2013
Writers don't have time to come up with really great pseudonyms, being far too busy oiling their typewriters and smoking their fancy pipes... More  →
What's Your Literary Pen Name?

SparkLife Poetry Club: Teachers

By Ricki HurtadoMay 29, 2013
The school year is almost over! It's been a slog, Sparklers, but soon all your hard work will be rewarded with sunshine,... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Teachers

Writer Wars is BACK, Baby! (And You Have Only Yourselves to Blame.)

By Chelsea DaggerMay 29, 2013
You Sparklebutts have got me cornered. I cannot withstand your adorable pleading any longer; your winsome whining has... More  →
Writer Wars is BACK, Baby! (And You Have Only Yourselves to Blame.)

What I've Learned Writing for SparkLife: Faye Says "See You Later"

By FayeMay 28, 2013
I’ve written a ton of posts for SparkLife, but this one’s a little bit different. That’s because this is it. The end.... More  →
What I've Learned Writing for SparkLife: Faye Says "See You Later"

SparkLife Poetry Club: Technology

By Ricki HurtadoMay 22, 2013
Where have I been, you ask? Well, instead of accomplishing anything or doing something useful, I have been spending all my time... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Technology

SparkLife Poetry Club: Beauty

By Ricki HurtadoMay 8, 2013
Woohoo—it looks like we got some newcomers on the last post! So before we get down to business, I'd like to welcome... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Beauty

Ummmm, Wikipedia Removes Female Novelists from "American Novelists" List

By Janet ManleyApril 26, 2013
Gender equality? "No thanks!" says Wikipedia. Novelist Amanda Filipacchi recently noticed that the list of female authors on the “American Novelists”... More  →
Ummmm, Wikipedia Removes Female Novelists from "American Novelists" List

SparkLife Poetry Club: Passions

By Ricki HurtadoApril 24, 2013
Last week was all about being your awesome, cool self. This week it's about *cue nostalgic Disney intro* following your... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Passions

What Your Note-Taking Method Says About You

By Sara JonssonApril 18, 2013
There are extremely few people in the world who can remember every face they see, every name they hear, every... More  →
What Your Note-Taking Method Says About You