Melanie Conklin writes YA and MG novels. She doesn't know me. I don't know her. She's probably wondering why in the heck I'm featuring her on my blog. I may not even tell her. I'll just give her a nod and see if somebody says, "Hey, I saw you were on Everyday Underwear the other day," and she'll be all like, "You saw me in my underwear where?"
She's in a group I'm in on SheWrites and in a thread I contribute to frequently. I get a lot of notifications of other blog posts to read in this thread, too many to have the time to address. Some I delete without a thought, some titles catch my eye and pull me in, and sometimes I just check somebody's work out for the heck of it, which is what happened with Melanie Conklin.
Melanie received the Very Inspired Blog Award. What I found in her post was a very good approach to an award if you're not a sharer (unlike moi... I can share my business with noooo problem). Melanie chose to share what she has learned from design and how it can apply to writing instead of sharing facts about herself. A fellow rule breaker! I like her already.
Anyway, I thought it was worth sharing. Nice to meet you, Melanie! Fellow writers, look out... you never know when you might unexpectedly end up in my Everyday Underwear. I mean that in the cleanest way possible.
Here's a teaser:
"5. YOUR IDEAS ARE NOT YOUR BABIES. If
ideas were babies, and designers kept every idea they ever thought of,
every designer would have millions of children. So when you get upset
about cutting something, remember..."
Check out Melanie's design/writing tips here!