Plotting a novel sounds easy, doesn’t it? After all, it’s just telling all the things that happen in a story.
The trick, though, is to make the story exciting enough for readers to keep turning the pages. That takes a lot of thought and consideration, and sadly, some tough decisions.
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Being shortlisted for an award is about the best kind of honor a book can receive, besides winning, of course. Run, my historical fiction novel from Raupo/Pearson Education New Zealand was a finalist for the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards for Young Adult Literature. Continue reading Run by Linda Aksomitis, Finalist for YA award with SBA
Run, an historical YA novel by Linda Aksomitis
Run is my new historical novel for grades 6 & 7 in the Nitty Gritty Reading series, which should be arriving soon from New Zealand, where it’s published. The publishers are Heinemann Education, Reed Publishing, New Zealand. In 2008 these books will be distributed by Pearson International.
So what’s the new novel about? A few things, of course, but the key one is infantile paralysis (later known as polio), which the main character, Victoria, develops in the first chapter of the novel.
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