Write a Book with Me

Introducing my BRAND-NEW series: Write a Book with Me

Heya, TWNers! Wow am I excited to get into today’s post, but before I do, I think it’s time to announce the winners for TWN’s first-ever Teen Writers’ Rally’s giveaway!!!!! Three winners have been chosen and will be getting an email with details of how they can claim your prize. If you are one of the winners, please do reply within a timely manner. The winner will get to choose his/her pick of one of the books pictured below. 

And the three winners are…

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Well, not quite the drumroll I was meaning, but yeah, that works too.

Winner #1: Corrie S.P.

Winner #2: Saraina

Winner #3: Faith Quelle

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank all of you SO much for making this rally simply amazing!!! Y’all’s support for this site means so much to me and the Team at Teen Writers’ Nook! Winners keep an eye out in your inbox for an email on how to claim your prize!

Alright so as I said in the beginning of the post. I am SO excited for today’s post! I am kicking-off a brand-new series here on Teen Writers’ Nook. If there’s one question I get a lot, it usually is something about my writing process. When do I start the second draft? How do I edit? What is my brainstorming process like? I don’t know about y’all, but when I first got serious about writing years ago, I was clueless what exactly to do. I didn’t know anything about beta readers and outlining and really basic plot structures. I made a lot of mistakes as I tried to figure out how exactly do I start and finish a novel that is actually good! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a mentor? Someone to help guide me through the process? If you’ve ever felt that way, then I have good news! My new series is titled Write a Book with Me. After finishing edits on Project: Defender weeks ago, I’ve been really excited to start my next project. As I was thinking about it, I thought why not turn this into a whole series on TWN? I’m going to take y’all through the entire writing process as I write Project: Believer, and I hope you’ll join along!  

We’ll be talking about brainstorming, first drafting, editing, beta readers, and so much more!!! Every important step that comes in creating a novel we’re going to explore together!!!

While I am going to be keeping most of what Project: Believer is about a secret like I did with my WIP before this, I will tell you a snippet of what the project is about. Project: Believer is a adult Christian historical thriller novel that is set during the late 1920s in the Soviet Union. I am very excited for this project because I feel like this is a very unique historical setting. You don’t find many books that show life inside the Soviet Union. It is kind of a sequel to Project: Defender because it follows a side character from that novel. However, Project: Believer is set 11 years later from when Project: Defender ends, and both novels can stand on their own. I had actually never intended to write a sequel to Project: Defender, but there was this one side character who was just demanding his own story and wasn’t going to leave me alone until I wrote it. So here I am. You can check out the Pinterest board for it too.

The first post in this episode, I am aiming, Lord willing, to publish in two weeks so keep a check back on Teen Writers’ Nook. We will be talking about researching dos and don’ts! While researching applies to any genre, it will be a great post to check out if you’re a historical fiction novelist or writing a book that requires extensive research! I hope to see you there! 

So how’s NaNo going for those who are doing it? Does your WIP require research? What’s one topic you want me to cover in the book-writing process? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Until the next post!

Keep on being awesome and never stop writing,

Issabelle Perry

Issabelle Perry is a proud Jesus follower, an extroverted writer of historical fiction, and a homeschool graduate. When she's not writing, you can find her reading, jamming to Skillet, bullet journaling, hunting for Narnia in wardrobes, or envisioning herself wielding a magnificent sword (but due to her clumsiness, let’s hope that never happens). This self-proclaimed exclamation mark enthusiast can be found hanging out at Teen Writers’ Nook, a community of teen authors Issabelle co-founded in 2020. Her short story “Fairly Impish” was featured in Owl Hollow Press’s Change the World anthology, and Issabelle is the co-editor for Teen Writers’ Nook’s Imagine anthology and Grace A. Johnson's upcoming Christian romance anthology. What she’s probably doing right now is fangirling about her favorite books to random people or scanning the pantries for chocolate.

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