Calling all young writers!

Hello, happy to have you here! Welcome to my little corner of the internet, where you’ll find advice and tips for young writers from a young writer. Whether you write poetry, short stories, or novels, you will definitely find helpful tips and tricks here.

Around April, July, and November, I write NaNoWriMo Prep posts. The purpose of these posts is to help those who are going to participate. I will also be posting little “pick-me-up’s” during these months so that participants know that I’ve got their back! If you ever want to talk one-on-one about your struggles or fears about NaNoWriMo, you can always contact me here and I’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

For the rest of the year, the blog will be a mixture of writing advice/tips and book reviews. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I thought this blog was about writing!?” It is, but to be a good writer, you’ve got to be a good reader. The books I’ll be reviewing on this website will be books that I feel will help young writers, or at least invigorate their imagination. I really enjoy YA Fantasy, but I’ll make an effort to include books from all genres. Again, if you want to suggest a novel for me to read, shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you soon!

But…who are you to give us advice?

This is me! Or rather…an artistic rendition of me!

I’m glad you asked, cynical disembodied voice! My name is Susana Valdes. I’m a 20-year-old writer living in South Florida, currently working on my B.A in English. I’ve taken quite a few Creative Writing courses and I’ve even had a few short stories published in a local literary magazine called Miambiance. On top of that, I’ve recently just finished writing my first novel! Very exciting!I know I’m not an established writer. I’m not famous or all knowing. However, I like to teach and learn, so I thought starting a blog to connect with other young writers would be the best way to hone my writing. Writing is definitely a learning process, and I hope to help beginning writers break through their insecurities or their struggles and spread their wings to become successful writers.