If You Wrong Us is “an intricate psychological page-turner that explores the darker side of vengeance and reads like *Gone Girl* through a teen lens.” – Kirkus Reviews.
About If You Wrong Us:
Title: If You Wrong Us
Author: Dawn Klehr
Release Date: October 8, 2015
Length: 240 Pages
Becca and Johnny become entangled after a car crash steals the lives of two people they love. Officially, the crash is an accident. But Becca and Johnny are convinced: someone did this.
As they plot revenge against the person responsible, a bond—intense, unyielding, and manic—takes hold of them. And in an unexpected turn of events, they fall for each other.
Or so they think.
In an upside-down world where decay is beautiful and love and hate become one, Becca and Johnny find themselves grappling with reality. Nothing is exactly what it seems, including what they’ve come to believe about the crash. Question is: will they learn the truth before it’s too late?
No. The question is: when they learn the truth, will they care?
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About Dawn Klehr:
Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.
She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories – in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.
Dawn kindly agreed to write a guest post for us today:
Shut Up and Write
by Dawn Klehr
Thanks for having me, Jacquie. As you can tell by the headline, we’re talking about writing today. And man, this is always a loaded topic. There is so much written about writing—so many tips, so many thoughts… I don’t think I can provide aspiring writers with any new information.
What I can tell you is, most of us would rather talk about writing than actually write. Because it can be really difficult. And many of us are huge procrastinators, especially if we’re writing about unpleasant things. If You Wrong Us took me about a year and a half to write because I avoided it constantly. My characters scared me, and I didn’t want to be in their heads for long periods of time, so I took it slow.
My advice about writing? Don’t think about it too much. Don’t try to make sense of it. Don’t spend a bunch of money on fancy computer programs or antique mahogany desks. You also don’t need: colorful sticky notes, special pens, index cards, or designer notebooks.
All you need is a quiet space to make the words, and something to write on. It’s that simple.
Of course, I have friends who swear by those index cards and computer programs, and that’s great, but you don’t need them, at least not at first. All you need to do is show up.
Every book, every story, every character is different, so the writing is in a constant state of flux. Don’t worry about it. This writing life is great, but can drive you mad if you take it too seriously. So here are a few things that help me:
#1 – Try to have fun with it.
This can be difficult when the story is ripping you open, but try to find a way to see the joy. And in the end, it’s just a story. Nothing more, nothing less. For some reason this really helps me keep perspective.
#2—Try new things.
You may be a pantser, but a new story might require more of an outline. Don’t be afraid to try something new to get the job done.
#3—Get out of the house!
I’m still trying to work on this one, but sometimes new scenery is all you need to get the juices flowing.
#4—Talk to other writers.
Writer friends are lifesavers and can bring you back to life. Find your people and don’t let them go. And if you can’t find them, read books on the writing life—they are almost as good.
#5—When all else fails, try TV, exercise, and naps.
This is when most of my ideas come to me. For real.
Mostly, just find time to write. Every. Day.
Great advice, thanks Dawn 🙂
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