Only you can write your story. Think about what makes your story uniquely you. Is it the way you look at the world? Do the characters share your hopes and dreams? Does your story explore things that terrify you or secretly fill your heart?
Once you’ve figured out the truth at the heart of your story, you have gold. And I for one can’t wait to find that treasure on the shelves one day.

Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. This Is Where It Ends, her debut YA, will be released by Sourcebooks Fire. She wants to grow up to be a time traveler.

Writer’s Care Packages from Camp NaNoWriMo and We Need Diverse Books.

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