Teaser Tuesday: She Bangs, and an added note about bullying

Posted by houndrat on Tuesday Apr 13, 2010 Under writing, Young Adult

Added note: Sadly, it’s kind of ironic that my teaser is about bullying, given the nature of some of the tweets going on today. I hope it’s a trend that won’t be repeated. So many of us write/represent/edit YA, and it’s such an awful epidemic in our schools. And cyber-bullying is perhaps the worst kind, since it reaches such large numbers of people so quickly. Please, let’s set a good example by saying NO to public bullying of any kind, and keep it confined to the pages of our novels. Thanks for listening.


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17 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday: She Bangs, and an added note about bullying”

  1. Kaitlin Says:

    ooooh. Love this! When will you be done revisions, woman? *bats eyelashes*

  2. Cheyanne Says:

    Great teaser! I love this: I cringed at the memory. Not because I’d cared back then—but because I hadn’t.

  3. sue Says:

    You say so much about Steph and your MC in those few short paragraphs.
    I love that last line.
    I can’t wait to read this book and, believe me, that’s saying a lot because it’s not my genre at all!!

  4. Sarah Says:

    You’ve got voice, lady! Mean Girls has nothing on this. Pitch-perfect.

  5. Karla Nellenbach Says:

    seriously great! your writing is so clean and tight…flawless. thanks for sharing! more please :)

  6. JennW Says:

    very nice. great voice, as always and made me cringe, esp that last line. so true!

  7. Amanda Says:

    Good teaser. The main character’s voice is clear and the scene felt very real. Keep them coming!

  8. Leasie Says:

    nice, snappy, very ya, i like it

  9. Tracey Says:

    Awesome! This snippet says so much about Summer and Steph in so few words. And I love the last line.

  10. Caitlin Says:

    This is great, hound! It really says so much about the characters, and in a very short space of time. Woot!

  11. Karla Says:

    I love it! Your writing is so good!

  12. Rose Pressey Says:

    Great work. I love it!

  13. Dawn Says:

    Great voice Deb! And you give a real sense of two characters in what, under 400 words? Awesome!

  14. Michelle M Says:

    Great voice indeed. Yeah. You nailed character depth here. And we come away feeling sorry for the MC…and Sally.

    One typo (because the rest was clean)How she really always been this bitchy, and I’d just never noticed?
    I think you meant Had she really always been…

  15. Sage Says:

    Great teaser. And I don’t know if this was purposeful, but the bullying theme is very apt for today, huh?

  16. Akin Says:

    Great teaser, loved this.

  17. Remilda Graystone Says:

    Ooh, the last line made me go “Wow.” I loved this snippet! The scene felt so real to me. Even though Steph sounds like a cliche, you’ve managed to make her interesting. I feel bad for Sally Yang too!

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