Mandi Lynn

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

The Quote Jar and College!

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So I’m trying this new little fun activity that allows us to embrace amazing quotes every now and then. You guys can comment below with your own quotes and in future videos I’ll add more quotes to the jar! Feel free to watch out for the quote jar on my Facebook and Twitter also! Links below!

“I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~Mark Twain

Re-creating Essence! [8.11.14]

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As far as random vlogs go, I’d say this one is pretty entertaining! As you can see my family and I went on vacation to New Hampshire and since we were there we had to go visit Sabbaday Falls once again! This is the location that inspired the story behind Essence and is also where the photo for the cover was taken! Follow me on Facebook to see the photos that were taken once I upload them later on!

Teen Author- Essence Year Anniversary

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Mandi Lynn is the young adult author of her debut novel, Essence. Beginning to write the story when she was only thirteen years old, after three and a half years of hard work, Essence was published and in print. To graduate in 2014, meanwhile Mandi goes to a vocational high school where she takes cosmetology alongside writing novels and doing regular schoolwork. Mandi can now be found on YouTube hosting YA Ink—a series of videos about writing and publishing—and sharing her journey as a writer.

 

 

 

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?

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