Mandi Lynn

Teen Author, Host of YA Ink: videos on writing and publishing

YA Ink- Grammar in Novels

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Please keep in mind that all this is said assuming you have the basic understanding of grammar. Grammar is very important in writing, but the point is you don’t have to be super uptight about having PERFECT grammar. And the more you write the more creative you’ll become with how you use your grammar. Semi-colons are your friends, not foes.

Self-Publishing- How to Arrange a Blog Tour

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Blog tours can be a little tricky to arrange because you have so many people you have to juggle to get it all set up, but it is worth the hype it will build for you newly published novel! This video will let you know all things you will have to keep in mind when arranging your own blog tour.

July 2014 Book Haul

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Books in Haul:
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Calculus for Dummies
The Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Fever by Lauren Destefano
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

Self-Publishing- The Afterward

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So what happens after you put in the effort of self-publishing? Do people treat you like a king or queen? Do you automatically get a six figure book deal when you’re finally discovered? Or do you just proceed with your self-publishing life always working hard?

YA Ink- Writing the First Chapter

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Getting that first chapter perfect is one of the hardest things when it comes to novel writing. You only have one chance to catch a reader’s attention, so how do you do it?

Self Publishing- What to Plan

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So much to plan when you’re self-publishing! Editings, cover design, formatting, formatting for the ebook, proofing, everything that involves your launch party! Hopefully this video gives you an idea of what to expect so you can be successful in your planning!

June 2014 Book Haul

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Books Hauled:

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Love and other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Have a Nice Day by Julie Halpern

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Sever by Lauren DeStefano

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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