childhood, Curmudgeon's Corner, family, teen years, young adult

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Teens and the Mall

Written by Sanford Begley Teens Hot Topics Wife Unit (WU) is normally great to shop with. When we arrive at a store she has a list and we go get it. A little browsing through what is on sale, especially clearance, and we are on our way. The sole exception to this is a Hell… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Teens and the Mall

teen years, writing, young adult

How to Write Realist YA: Part 2

Once again, I am joined by my unnamed guest blogger in the final part of his insightful article on the problems besetting young adult fiction. I deeply appreciate all the effort he has put into writing this, and no, really, this isn’t me. I’d be bragging if it was! You can find the first part… Read More How to Write Realist YA: Part 2