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Tessa Emily Hall - Dear Young Scribes

Tessa Emily Hall

Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show others they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). The debut novel she wrote at 16-years-old, PURPLE MOON (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) was a Selah 2014 Finalist. Her second YA novel, UNWRITTEN MELODY, released with Clean Reads November 2016. She’s the Founder of PursueMagazine.net, a magazine that inspires teens to embrace their calling. Tessa also enjoys helping writers achieve their dreams through her role as a Jr. Agent at Hartline Literary Agency.

When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, Tessa can be found making healthy homemade lattes, speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films. She writes in a small town nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Southeastern coast. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: www.tessaemilyhall.com.

Let’s face it: There isn’t a guaranteed and instant pay off for the writer who works hard at finishing his/her book. Especially …

December 9, 2017

I attended my first writing conference when I was sixteen-years-old. This is what lead to the publication of my first novel, PURPLE MOON. …

November 9, 2017

Have you ever noticed how some authors tend to focus too much on writing certain fiction elements, yet ignore the others? Maybe …

October 9, 2017

In the previous post, we discussed how writers can build a blog readership by establishing a brand, deciding on a topic, and …

August 21, 2017

When I was in elementary school, I was taught to incorporate as many adjectives and adverbs into my stories as possible.   …

August 9, 2017

Aspiring authors are frequently advised to build a writing resume in effort catch the attention of an agent or editor. The reason? …

June 8, 2017

  If you’re planning to attend a writing conference any time soon, it may be wise to freshen up on your industry …

April 8, 2017

If you’ve been in the industry long enough then you probably know by now that the writer’s life is unpredictable, and your …

March 8, 2017

As writers, we have the power to tear down the boundaries of paper and ink when we craft a description that triggers …

February 8, 2017

Almost every aspiring author dreams of what their life as a published author will look like some day: Multiple best-selling novels. Lines …

January 8, 2017

When I was a fifteen-year-old aspiring author, I emailed a bestselling author asking for writing advice. What she told me was not …

December 8, 2016

Sometimes, we writers can become so focused on writing an enticing, hard-to-put-down plot that we neglect one of the main building blocks …

November 8, 2016

The writing journey is not a smooth, easy ride. There will be setbacks, failures, doubts, and frustrations along the way to achieving …

November 8, 2016

Have you ever tried to tell your friends about an experience you had, but they didn’t give you the response you hoped …

October 9, 2016

I was sixteen when I attended my first writing conference. My goal wasn’t to find a publisher; in fact, I didn’t think …

September 9, 2016

Once you’ve chosen the setting of your book—which we discussed in Part 1 of this series—it’s important to spend time researching the …

July 21, 2016

Setting is far more than the backdrop of a novel. It’s the environment that breathes life into a story. It can paint hues of …

June 19, 2016

Savannah asked, “Do you have any tips for people who are new to blogging or would like to start?” I began my …

April 12, 2016

For most writers, our passion to write was birthed from a passion to read. We grew up immersed in books. Books that …

March 10, 2016

“Does building a platform really increase chances of publication?” This is a question many beginning authors ask when they are told to …

February 19, 2016

5 Reasons Teens SHOULDN’T Pursue a Writing Career #teenwriters #writingtips Click To Tweet When I was 14, I emailed a best-selling author …

January 14, 2016

  How to Set Writing Goals and Finish Your Book #writingtips @tessaemilyhall Click To Tweet As a teen, you have plenty of …

December 29, 2015

5 Ways #TeenWriters Can Gain Experience & Increase Chances of Publication @tessaemilyhall #amwriting Click To Tweet A degree in creative writing isn’t required …

November 2, 2015

#TeenWriters: To avoid weak writing, check your book for these common mistakes #writingtips@tessaemilyhall Click To Tweet Teen writers: You’re entering an industry filled …

October 9, 2015

Although I don’t believe every teen writer should strive for publication, let’s face it: More and more teen authors are landing book …

September 2, 2015

Thanks to my past teen self, I will never run out of book ideas. I spent those years writing pages of book/scene/character ideas—much …

August 25, 2015

Whenever someone asks if I have advice for teen writers, I tell them three things: Read, research, and write. Read as many …

July 2, 2015

“I’m a teen writer. How can I become published?” This is a question I’ve been asked countless times. I, too, was once …

June 18, 2015
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