Stories from the Author

March 25, 2014

In writing my Actual Magic series for Young Adults,  In creating characters that really mattered to me, I also explored their friendships and bonds with one another, and what those relationships brought to the power of the story.


This scene was about establishing trust...

February 12, 2014

How I Craft a Scene from a Single Idea, and then Weave it into the Story


Title: Discover the Magic within you to believe in yourself.


In writing my Actual Magic series for Young Adults, I drew upon all my favorite story characters I loved as a kid to create my own.



January 24, 2014

Lilly Noble & Actual MagicExcerpt BlogCrafting the first few paragraphs of a brand new story presents an amazing challenge to every writer. That handful of words must convey to the reader not only the story’s who, what, where, when, and why, but also, its mood, tone, a...

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