Why I Love YA

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Posted November 10, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 9 Comments
Why I Love YA

I’ll give you one word: raw. There’s something fragile and explicit about being a teenager. It’s like every emotion is magnified to the point of it bearing down and paralyzing you. I remember how one kiss could make me float and one forgotten call could bury me in pain. Reading YA takes me back to […]

Sticking to Your Own Rules

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Posted November 8, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

One of the most important aspects of writing fantasy is creating rules: rules that govern society, magic, atmosphere, ect. Without these rules, readers won’t be able to grasp your setting and how everything works. When BREAKING DAWN came out, a lot of fans were livid with Mrs. Meyer because she broke one of her own […]

A Walk to Remember–Best ..

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Posted November 7, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

When it comes to teen movies, this is one of my favorties, and this scene, one of the best.    I love this scene for a few different reasons. Jamie is not a damsel. During the film, we see her strong and confident, but here, well, any of us could break. Then Landon comes in, […]

8 Days Without Power

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Posted November 6, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Well, after 8 long days, LIPA fixed our block and the power is back on. It’s been a long road and one that’s been life changing. When they said Sandy was going to be bad, I didn’t buy it, and then Monday came, and the winds were crazy. You could look outside and see it. […]

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Tr..

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Posted October 23, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Trailer

One of my awesome followers, Jenna Cooper, mentioned this trailer. I take back what I said about live action…if they can be done like this, I’m in. We all know the pros to signing with the Big Six. One of them is having a great marketing team who can out together an awesome book trailer. […]

Book Trailers

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Posted October 20, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Book Trailers

I’ve been watching a lot of book trailers, lately, trying to figure out what makes a good one. So far, I know what I don’t like. Live action. Even the big publisher ones remind me of a B rated movie or worse–LARP (live action roleplaying—not knocking it, but it is pretty funny). The other day […]

YA Book Covers

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Posted October 18, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
YA Book Covers

It’s no surprise that a vast majority of YA book covers consist of a pretty girl in a pretty dress. Some readers are tired of this trend, but yet, the covers continue. Mixed in with all the pretty girls, are beautiful artistic covers. I went to school for graphic design and the one thing I […]

Amazon Used books

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Posted October 16, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

I’m not sure when this change happened, but now if you go onto Amazon and click on a book, in some instances you can buy used. While I think this is a great for all us broke folk, I’m worried what it will do to the authors… From what I know, and correct me if […]