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So it’s 2016.

Well, as I’m writing this it’s currently 2015 – amazing how magical it is to schedule posts. Right now I’m agonising over what I’m going to read as my FIRST book of 2016. Tough choices I face. Really. It’s a difficult life.


What is Snazzy Snippets for?

It’s an opportunity for writers! Every two months, we post a prompt or question for you to share a snippet of less than 500 words. It’s designed to let you have fun, analyse your work on a smaller level, or just write something to join in. If you’re not a writer, or aren’t working on anything, don’t go back up the rabbit hole just yet. Read everyone’s wonderful snippets on the linky!

Who are you guys, anyway?

Me (Emily): I’m an Australian blogger and writer. I mainly write contemporary YA fiction. Since I’m always sharing snippets of my writing on Twitter and my blog, I wanted to give others a chance to!

Alyssa: I’m a Hong Kong blogger and YA writer. I write diverse and empowered girls in worlds of magic, madness and murder. I post monthly #WatchMeWrite videos on my blog, and I love to read other online writers’ works. So here we are!

Who can participate and what can I post?

Post anything, so long as it pertains to the prompt/question and is under 500 words! (We won’t kill you if it’s a bit over, of course, but we may frown.) It can be something you wrote at 3 AM the night before or a passage you’ve been slaving over for months. And of course, it has to be your own writing. Plagiarism isn’t snazzy.

I have the BEST idea for a snippet prompt/question.

Wonderful! Tweet or email Emily (@theloonytuney, emily.mead3[at] or Alyssa (@AlyssaC_HK, alyssa.carlier[at], and we’ll do our best to include your idea in a future Snazzy Snippets post!


THIS time we have a special, New Year’s edition of Snazzy Snippets because…well, because why not?

[alert] 1. A snippet from page 16 [/alert]

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(This snippet, by the way, is from Wanderland in case you hadn’t noticed. I’ve so far written about 15,000 words and only TWICE have I wanted to stab my eyeballs out with a fork – it’s going well!)

[alert] 2. A snippet of 16 words or fewer [/alert]

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You’ll find that this snippet is EXACTLY 16 words, for which I’m extraordinarily proud.


[alert] 3. A snippet about something new, e.g. a new year, new school, introducing a new person/character/setting, a new revelation [/alert]

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So THIS is the introduction to Maddenheart, the red land of Wander.

Poppies can be so rude. *tuts*

As always, you can link up using the linky tool below!

So what are you writing at the moment? What are your writing plans for the New Year? OH, and what’s the first book you’re reading in 2016?