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Wendy Mass

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Wendy Mass is the author of twenty-two novels for young people, including A Mango-Shaped Space, which was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award, Leap Day, the Twice Upon a Time fairy tale series, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, the Willow Falls, Space Taxi and Candymakers series. Wendy wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre," which aired during the show's second season. She tells people her hobbies are hiking and photography, but really they're collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey.

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Wendy Mass My advice would be that it's never too early to start collecting story ideas. Find a notebook that you love (I use those black and white composition…moreMy advice would be that it's never too early to start collecting story ideas. Find a notebook that you love (I use those black and white composition notebooks) and start filling it with your own experiences, snippets of overheard conversations, quotes that you read which affect you in some way, funny/sad/moving stories that you've heard about other people's lives, and descriptions of people and places that you find captivating. That way, when you're ready to sit down and write a story, you'll have all this background to draw from. I'd also suggest taking creative writing classes whenever possible. If your school doesn't offer them, there are after-school and summer programs, and even classes through the Internet. Or form a writing group with like-minded friends where you can comment on each other's work in a supportive environment. Perhaps the most important thing to do if you want to be a writer is to learn how to be a good reader. Read everything you can get your hands on, especially within the field that you think you'd want to write. See how these other authors create their characters and weave their plots. More goes into it than you'd think, and when you start looking at stories closely, you'll see how they all have the same building blocks in common. I'd also recommend getting on the staff of your school newspaper or literary magazine.(less)
Wendy Mass I had a busy summer! I contributed a book to the Voyagers series and was very excited that the new Candymakers came out this month! The Candymakers…moreI had a busy summer! I contributed a book to the Voyagers series and was very excited that the new Candymakers came out this month! The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase. I hope you enjoy them.(less)
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BOB and ROBIN HOOD! Not in the same book. That’d be weird.

Greetings and salutations! I’m excited to share two new projects coming out in May. First up, on May 1st, is BOB! This book is a collaboration with the always-brilliant Rebecca Stead, author of such wonderful books as the Newbery winning When You Reach Me and Goodbye, Stranger. I think the easiest way to tell you about BOB is to let you read the letter that went out to booksellers along with th...

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“Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they'd lock us up?"
All the time.”
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“A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you."

The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?"

The old man replied simply, "The one you feed.”
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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
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