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Young Adult Author A.S. King Speaks to Creative Writing Students

Young Adult Author A.S. King Speaks to Creative Writing Students

Earlier this week, young adult author A.S. King stopped by Warwick High School to speak with Creative Writing and English students.  She discussed her writing process and life both before, and as a writer.  King gave tips to the students on how to revise and improve their writing skills. She advised the students about the importance of the revision process.  She told them that it’s okay to cut things out. King wakes up every morning and writes about 2,000 words a day.  Some of her books have taken about nine months just to revise.  Her advice to them was to write a first draft of something, get started, just get it down and see what you can do with it later.  

During her presentation, students had the chance to ask their own questions about her life and writing. 

A.S. King is known for her realistic fiction and surrealist young adult novels, including "Please Ignore Vera Dietz", "I Crawl Through It", and her latest, "Still Life With Tornado." 

King has been called, “One of the best Young Adult writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review.  Many of her publications have been named to various “Best Books” lists.  She currently resides Pennsylvania.