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Hi! I'm Kim, a book enthusiasts, intern at PS Literary Agency, and YA writer with a passion for anything creepy, weird, or sinister. I offer cover design and critique services.

Feel free to ASK ME any questions you might have about writing or the publishing industry! On my blog YA Asylum I talk about my obsession with horror, YA books & the publishing world.
O is for Obnoxious Twitter Uses

twitterOne of my roles with P.S. Literary includes a lot of social media. On top of helping with tweets on the P.S. Literary twitter account, I also enjoy observing other literary agencies’ accounts and literary agents’. While doing this, I have noticed some obnoxious twitter habits by authors. When they do these things, I just stare at their tweets and think really? You reallythought that was a good…

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N is for Nerdfighters

N is for Nerdfighters #atozchallenge #DFTBA

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I absolutely love John and Hank Green and their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. So today I am going to share some of my favorite Nerdfighter videos with you!

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M is for Magical Realism

M is for Magical Realism: What is it? #atozchallenge

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A to Z Challenge M is for Magical Realism

If you’ve been looking around during #MSWL (manuscript wish list) or similar events, you’ll notice magical realism has become a genre that literary agents are very interested in. Sadly, not a lot of people really understand what magical realism is — and that’s not so odd. My absolute favorite article about it is this one by Nova Ren Suma(also, greatest…

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L is for Likability

L is for Likability (or rather, unlikability of characters) #atozchallenge

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While at AWP 2014 earlier this year, I attended two panels on unsympathetic/unlikable characters in fiction. Personally, I gravitate toward that type of character and so I found both panels extremely interesting.

Panel 1: “I’m Just Not That Into You: Unsympathetic Characters in Fiction.”

Author Irinia Reyn moderated the panel, which consisted of editor Richard Nash, author Lynne Sharon Schwartz,…

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eBooks vs. Physical Books: A Complicated War

eBooks vs. Physical Books: A Complicated War

There are two types of people in the world: those who read eBooks, and those who read physical books.

Okay, so maybe it’s not that black-and-white (ah, if only). But this, I believe, is an ongoing battle between readers: whether eBooks are really overtaking the bookish world, or whether physical books are here to stay. Some swear by their Kindles and Nooks. Others would die before even thinking a…

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K is for Kim!

K is for Kim! Because I’m too lazy to think of something clever. #atozchallenge

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A to Z K is for Kim!

I was staring at this post trying to figure out what to do “K” about and then I remembered, hey! My name is Kim, how about I do the easy thing and talk about myself? Works for me. Since this weekend is really all about revising, revising, revising for me I don’t really want to put a lot of effort into this post.

So, first off, it’s weird to put a big picture of myself on…

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I is for Internship #atozchallenge making up for the lack of I post yesterday.

A to Z I is for Internship My J and I posts were scheduled on the wrong days.

I is for Internship #atozchallenge making up for the lack of I post yesterday.

A to Z I is for Internship My J and I posts were scheduled on the wrong days.

J is for Juggling

J is for Juggling

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One of the hardest things about being a writer, I think, is the juggling part of the gig. We all have to do it. Even if you’re lucky enough to be a writer full time, there’s still family and life and friends to deal with. I know, all jobs have that, but you usually write from home, don’t you? And there’s something about working from home that inherently makes it less…

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H is for Horror

H is for Horror

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I love horror so much. If you follow me on Twitter or know my book blog YA Asylum then you know that already. I love, love, love horror. 2014 and 2015 will be good years for YA horror. At least in the traditionally published world. There are a lot more coming out this year and in 2015 than in any previous years. But do you need YA Horror recommendations now? I’ve got some,…

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G is for Graphics

G is for Graphics

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A to Z G is for Graphics

I love to make graphics. I’ve been doing it for years and years and years. Do you remember the MSN group days? Way, way back when those were still around? That was when I was in high school, so in the 2005-08 years. I started making graphics then for all these awesomegroups that I was a member of and/or created. Mostly RPGing and/or fangirl groups about shows/books/comic…

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F is for Favorites

F is for Favorites Books #atozchallenge

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I looooooove books. I know, shocking, isn’t it? What better what to use “f” than by proclaiming my love for my very favorite books?

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This list includes:

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E is for Elements of My Perfect Novel

E is for Elements of My Perfect Novel #atozchallenge

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E is for Elements of My Perfect Novel

ELEMENTS

Break Down:
  • 75% of it is the writing. (I have read many, many books that might not have had an awesome plot or unique characters or remarkable romance just because the writing was so good.)
  • 50% the perfect plot. (A remarkably plot can make up a lot other issues.)
  • 30% unique characters.
  • 20% originality. In my opinion, being truly, truly original is very…

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D is for Dyslexic

D is for Dyslexic #AtoZChallenge

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A To Z: D is for Dyslexic

So, true story: I always misspell dyslexic.

I have to stop and think about how to say it. Otherwise I write dsyleixc or something messed up like that.

Could they pick a weirder word to describe someone who cannot spell? I think not.

So here’s the definition:

dys·lex·i·a [dis-lek-see-uh] noun. Any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to…

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How do you choose your books?

How do you choose your books?

Okay guys, it’s time for honesty hour. Come on, tell the truth: am I the only one who’s drowning in my TBR list?

Seriously, I have so many books I want to read it’s not even funny. (Actually, at this point it’s slightly terrifying.) It’s not only my TBR list on Goodreads – I have books-to-read scrawled in my numerous journals, on the back of my hand, in the “Notes” app on my Galaxy, on random…

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C is for Critique

C is for Critique #AtoZChallenge

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A To Z: C
Critique

I really, really think that critiques are important to help you make your story the best it can be. There are a couple different ways to get these critiques.

Critique Groups: I am a member of three active critique groups and onesemi-active critique group. It sounds a little crazy (and maybe it is a little crazy) but I love them all for different reasons. Two are dedicated YA…

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