A variety

 

I’m so sorry this post is late. I had started writing it last night but my internet went down.

Am I writing the same type of stores that I started out writing? I have expanded the type of stories that I write. I started really writing in high school, before that I did write but nothing that was shareable. Those stories were YA fantasy and YA contemporary. Then my first published book was a contemporary romance. I am nearly finished with the first draft of a follow-up story to this one.

My second published story was The Second Life of Magnolia Mae which was a YA fantasy that got its start in a short story I had written in high school. I came across the original story some years back and as I was reading through the four page story of a couple from the sixteenth century who were soul mates. They were separated but hundreds of years later their souls found each other again. When they did their shared memories came flooding back. As I was reading that I saw Magnolia’s story unfold.

I still write YA fantasy. I have several in the works. One about a half fairy, half human. Another about a toymaker. Another involves an alien invasion.

I also write children’s stories now. I really enjoy coming up with stories that little ones can fall asleep listening to. I hope to always be evolving as a writer. I like to read a variety of books so it makes sense to write a variety of stories.

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About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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9 Responses to A variety

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I used to think I might be able to write children’s stories… but various beta readers have hinted to me that my samples didn’t have a “message” — whatever that means. I thought children’s stories were mainly entertainment and/or enlightenment. Didn’t realize they also had to TEACH. Oh well.
    As for fantasy… well I guess I’ve dabbled in that, but I guess I feel most confident in contemporary.

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    • I don’t write my children’s stories with a message in mind. I write them purely for entertainment but if there is a lesson then that’s great. I don’t think children’s stories need to be teaching all the time. You should give it another try and this time send it to some different beta readers. I always have my son and nephew approve of mine before I send them to a publisher. I figure if it has the approval of the age group I am writing for then it should be alright.

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    • Yes, they all have to have a message now, Jeff and they have to be ‘with it’! One of my relatives and an old friend handed me children’s stories that were good, one definitely had a strong message, but they were very old-fashioned. I had to be honest with them and told them to get out and read what are in the children’s sections of the library.

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  2. Good for you, Angie! Change can be hard for some people in their writing, but as we go through life and have more experiences, our outlooks change, and we should grow with them. Keep uup the good work!

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    It’s nice that you’re finding a niche in your YA and children’s books, especially since you’re involving members of your family. Keep writing!

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I’d love to do a children’s story myself. When my son was small he had a small pink stuffed rabbit whom he named Eddie Rabbit. Eddie had all types of adventures that I wish I had written down. I remember some of them but not all. Eddie was always getting into trouble and having to be saved by my son. When my grandchildren were born I told her them Eddie stories as well, and they fell in love with Eddie Rabbit.

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