170: Writing a Middle Grade Series – Interview with William Meyer

Creative170: Writing a Middle Grade Series – Interview with William Meyer

170: Writing a Middle Grade Series – Interview with William Meyer

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of speaking to middle grade author William Meyer!

From the Indus River to the Italian Renaissance, no topic has piqued the imagination of this high school history teacher’s students as intensely as the study of Ancient Egypt.

As a result of both their interest and his own childhood curiosity about the mysteries of that era, he wrote the Horace j. Edwards and the Time Keepers series.

Listen in as we chat about his fantastic series and how to keep consistency and momentum going in a story.

In this episode Bill and I discuss:

  • How to keep your momentum going to write your second book.
  • Tips and tricks to write a novel under a deadline.
  • Why middle grade readers want the same but different story, and how to write it  for them.
  • The nuts and bolts of worldbuilding in historical fiction with magic, and how to create and stick to your own rules.
  • How to balance giving children characters agency to be the hero and grounding them in the reality of our world.

Plus, Bill’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/170

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