Writing the YA Novel

Posted On Jun 2 2014 by

  A funny thing happened while in the midst of my current work-in-first-draft, Camp Dogs, I wrote in a 16 year-old girl. I named her Juli. I gave Juli just about the worst life I could imagine. But Juli is strong. She’s a leader, she just doesn’t know it yet. And despite having her childhood torn from her by a poor excuse for a mother and a long line of even poorer excuses for men, she’s gonna do okay. Juli (which is German for July, by the way), is not the protagonist for Camp Dogs. Though, after finishing the first …