Stop Complaining – You’re The Problem

What's Bookstagram's favourite topic to talk about? Bestselling authors? Scented candles? Rainbow bookshelves? Maybe, if there's enough time, even the occasional book? That would be the obvious conclusion, but no. It's the Algorithm.  Everyone but the lucky few get hit by the Algorithm, deserving of its capital letter through the sheer frustration it inspires in... Continue Reading →

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Don’t Quit Social Media – Even If This Guy Says You Should

At school, we were recently forced to watch a TEDx talk about why we should quit social media. It was a fill-in until we could do what we were meant to that lesson, but the ten or so minutes I watched made a deep impression on me. Not because I thought the speaker was particularly inspiring... Continue Reading →

Bookstagram is Elitist

To readers, this shouldn't be a surprise. A world where we rank people on their popularity based on what they have and how good it looks. Sounds more like the plot of the next big YA dystopian trilogy than an online community, but I'm barely exaggerating. Don't get me wrong - I love Bookstagram and... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Joy Chappell

Joy Chappell is an eighteen-year-old self-published author with an interest in writing YA, adventure, sci-fi and dystopian stories. Her debut novel Farryn is already out and a second novel, Hero Up, is on the way. Her experiences editing both led her to want to share what she's learnt with us today.  What's the earlier story you... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Peyton McDonald

Today we're hearing from fifteen-year-old Peyton McDonald who was eager to share her thoughts on two of the most important aspects of being a writer - motivation and inspiration. She's written and self-published a touching debut novel, Before The End Of Summer and is already at work on her second. What is Before the End of... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Announcement

No blog post today, I'm afraid, but for good reason! I have exciting news to share with everyone about an upcoming series on this blog. It'll be called, as you have probably guessed from the title, Teen Author Talks and from that you can basically work out everything you need to know. I've found seven brilliant teenaged... Continue Reading →

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