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A YA Book for Every State!

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I saw this infographic on Short Librarian’s Blog, and I also thought it was pretty amazing.  I had to share.  You can also find the original post at EpicReads.  Each state on this map is represented by a book that takes place in that state.

This map reminds me how many deserving YA books are still out there that I have yet to read — and also how many YA novels I’ve forgotten about that merit a second look.  I’ve read a chunk of these books, but this definitely adds a few to my list.  I remember reading Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves years ago and becoming immersed in the Alaskan setting.  More recently, Veronica Roth’s Divergent took me a to a completely different world and made it real for me.  I love discovering new reads!  Not only do they make us better writers, but they’re so much fun to read!  Have you read the book for your state?

YA Books Map -- Novel Conclusions -- writing blog

Courtesy of epicreads.com

The Beginning

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This blog will explore techniques for us to sharpen our craft as writers and touch on my writer’s journey along the way.  As Hemingway put it best, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”  There is always more to learn where the written word is concerned.

I’ll try not to include too many emoticons. 🙂  Oops, too late…  Happy blogging!

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