Generic “It’s Just before Class” Post

So it’s just before class (I’ve got about 45 minutes) and I felt like making a quick post. I’ve done a lot of work this week, both for school and for Round Robin Writes (look at all that shameless promotion for my little project). School wise I’ve read 4 books, workshopped 2 pieces (I have about 7 more waiting for me before tomorrow eesh), and written 3 pieces. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

But for Round Robin, I did my first ever trailer! We started doing story promo pictures back in… I want to say November, but I’m not really sure. They worked really well. We ended up with more views than just plain text posts with the links to the story. I am the first to admit that the Yannalie’s Destiny promos are not my best work. They were the first ones that I made, give me a break, will ya?

But I really like the promos I created for The Woods, our story which is due to come out in March. I think they capture the feel of the piece much better than my first set of promos. I even used quotes from the first round of chapters on them.

I find myself wishing for models though. I’m very handy with a camera and just wish I didn’t have to use other people’s work to make my promos. I wonder if I could find any models on campus fo the next YA story we do… Honestly, that would be really cool. But here are my promos for The Woods.

The font is what I’m trying to brand Round Robin with. I love the color palette on these. What’s black and white and red all over? My promos!

… That was bad. I apologize.

One last picture and then you can head away, I promise. This is the first horror story that we’re writing on Round Robin. Even though our other YA stories had violence in them they weren’t as graphic as we’ve been getting with all the blood and gore (it’s for the atmosphere, I promise). So, I created a rating system. We’re actually in the middle of discussing that at length so that we can flag material for language, sexual themes, and (as is the case with The Woods) blood and gore.

So without further ado: The first of (probably many) YA Ratings.10389146_761610346537_804417710213722129_n

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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