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Month: June 2017

Authortube Tag | Voices Of YA


Hello everyone, Trynda here.

The tag I’m bringing you today is the Voices of YA initially started by Caitlin Lampard and I was tagged by the author, Natalia Lee, and I will link their channels down below in the description. So, let’s get in into the questions.

1. What draws you to YA?

What originally drew me to YA was the characters that came from seemingly normal lives getting pulled into these paranormal undergrounds that were woven through human society.

2. Describe your writing process. Do you like outlines and structure or you seeing where the story takes you?

Before I start writing, I tend to like to make an outline start in some character sheets and certain sheets just so I can get down some notes while I’m inspired and I have an idea of what I want for those characters. After i have my outline and my character sheets, I tend to write long hand and just see where the story takes me after that. So, I do a little bit of both.

3. How long have you been writing and where are you in your journey?

I’ve been writing since grade school and I’m at a point in my writing career where I’m writing my first full length novel and I’ve had a few short stories published not only by myself but also in a local journal called Voices put out by the late Winterpeg writers group.

4. What do you need to write. Coffee? Music? Etc.

I usually like to have coffee and something playing in the background whether it’s videos about DnD or video games or just music in general, I like to have something just to break the silence.

5. If you’re could offer one piece of advice to another writer other than don’t give up, what will it be?

I’ll say keep going and just put it pen to page, you can always go back and fix whatever you don’t like later.

6. What book still has you reeling from plot twist, No spoilers.

Revelations, book three of the blue blood series still has me reeling from some of the plot twist in it and I still remember it years after reading it. I was like wow

7. What books are you most anticipating for this year?

I’m not anticipating anything really just because i tend to read things a lot on the fly depending on what I’m researching or what I feel like reading at the moment.

8. In your opinion, which YA book/ series has the most unique premise?

I really think blue bloods was unique because they tied the fallen angel myth in with the vampire myth and I thought it was an interesting take on the two myths.

What is your all-time favorite quote from YA lit?

May the odds be ever in your favour. Hunger games.

9. What book do you most hope will have a movie adaptation?

I’ll like to see the book or the series Vampire Plagues made into a movie because I thought there was a neat idea where two Victorian kids were trying to stop the mind focused vampires..,

So that’s it for now guys. The two authors that I’m tagging for these video are Kim S. Good on YouTube and Winter Beauty on instagram. If you liked what you saw and you wanna get more videos like it, make sure to leave a like on this video and subscribe for more. If you want to take yourself to this video or would like to leave me a tag then feel free to do so in the Comment section down below. All the others that I’ve mentioned in the video, I will put their links in the description down below. Revival Episode 2 is now available for purchase and you can also get Revival episode three for preorder now.

So, I’ll link those in the cards and the description as well and I will talk to you guys later.

Authortuber who tagged me:
Natalia Leigh – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39hW74U0Dk4&t=634s

Original tag:
Caitlin Lambert – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIZA7A0eZyU&feature=youtu.be
– https://www.caitlinlambert.com/single-post/2017/04/22/The-Voices-of-YA-Tag

Kim S. Goode – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAnnGMkcZSWwvy6Js1EkvWg

WinterBeauti – https://www.instagram.com/winterbeauti/


What draws you to YA?
Describe your writing process. Do you like outlines and structure, or seeing where the story takes you?
How long have you been writing? Where are you in your journey?
What do you need to write? Coffee? Music?
If you could offer one piece of advice to another writer (OTHER THAN don’t give up!), what would it be?

What book still has you reeling from its plot twist? (*no spoilers please*)
What books are you most anticipating for this year?
In your opinion, which YA book/series has the most unique premise?
What is your all-time favourite quote from YA lit (I know, I’m cruel)?
What book do you most hope will have a movie adaption?

Referral Links:
Blue Bloods (Books I-III) – https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-Bloods-Books-Melissa-Cruz-ebook/dp/B00QVTO9LU/ref=sr_1_13?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1497723125&sr=1-13

Vampire Plagues: London 1850 – https://www.amazon.ca/Vampire-Plagues-London-1850-Book/dp/0439799023/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497722766&sr=8-2&keywords=vampire+plagues

Revelations: A Blue Bloods Novel – https://www.amazon.ca/Revelations-Bloods-Novel-Melissa-Cruz-ebook/dp/B002M4DRL6/ref=pd_sim_351_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MMS0MEP93D82XTCZAX09

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Trynda’s Bookbag | Gone Girl & Neverwhere


Hey everyone.

Trynda here, Bringing you a Book bag video about Fahrenheit 451, Gone Girl And Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

I really enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 and I thought that it had a lot of interesting parallels to our modern day society even though it was written back in the 50s.

And if you’re interested in how technology impacts the way we’re in trap with the world, I would definitely recommend it for you.

The first book I’m going to talk about is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

I’m having a hard time getting through it because I don’t like Amy’s character, I didn’t like her in the movie and I don’t like her in the book because she’s just an untrustworthy person and untrustworthy people just don’t sit well with me.

And that just makes me drag through the scenes that they’re in.

I’m really enjoying Nick’s perspectives and seeing Nick and Amy’s perspective side by side are really interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing how Gillian pulled off the ending.

So, I am looking forward to finishing it, I just have to push through the scenes that I find that I don’t like very much.

And next on my reading list is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

I’ve heard a lot about Neverwhere and I’ve never had a chance to read any of Neil’s work so, I though that this will be a good chance to familiarize myself with the urban fantasy with only a little bit more outside of the paranormal fantasy with vampires that I’m usually reading.

So, that’s it for now guys.

If you like what you saw, make sure to leave a like and subscribe to my channel for more videos.

If you’d like to suggest some books for me to read in the future, feel free to leave them in the comments down below.

By the time you’re seeing this, Revival Episode 2 will be available for Patreons for free and to purchase via Amazon or your favorite distributor.

I will put in link in the cards and down below in the description so, make sure to check all of that out and I will talk to you guys later.

Referral Links
Fahrenheit 451: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1451673310/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_K5kqzb4FWZJWW

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307588378/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_c2kqzb44D4PNT

Neverwhere: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062476378/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_d7kqzbSDYTAN8


Past Bookbag
The Bookbag | SPQR & Gone Girl: https://youtu.be/n6I3AwhuWYQ


Revival (Episode 2) now available: https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode2

Get Revival (Episode 1): https://www.books2read.com/u/mgK6RR

Get a FREE copy of Revival (Prologue): https://books2read.com/u/mdKaXd


Giant AuthorTube Collab Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXnusrAe-LMAz0U3zVnRelrnADIy8JjQu


Go Not Gently by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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