March 2-13, 2020
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I Hate You Fuller James by Kelly Anne Blount
Publication Date: March 2, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
I hate you, Fuller James.
I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me.
I hate that you’re the most popular guy in school and I’m still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It’s just such a cliché.
I hate that I’m being forced to tutor you in English and keep it a secret from everyone. Because otherwise it might put our basketball team’s chances at winning State in jeopardy, and even though I hate you, I love basketball.
I hate that it seems like you’re keeping a secret from me…and that the more time we spend together, the less I feel like I’m on solid ground. Because I’m starting to realize there’s so much more to you than meets the eye. Underneath it all, you’re real.
But what I hate most is that I really don’t hate you at all.
If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Writing…
Oh boy. Ha ha! I could write a book on this topic.
I started writing in 2011. I’d always loved reading and I enjoyed writing as a girl. I’d fill notebooks with stories of pirates, adventures in the rainforest, and kids outsmarting dangerous criminals. I had to put the writing on hold while I was going to school to become a teacher and again while earning my Master’s Degree, but after I graduated, I knew it was time to start creating again!
After reading the Trylle Triology by Amanda Hocking, I was inspired. I Googled her and was in awe. She’s an incredible author with an amazing story! Fueled by excitement and the passion to create my own story, I began writing. I didn’t know much about the technical side of writing, like how to format my manuscript or how long a book should be, but I did have a story blossoming in my mind. A few short months later, I typed, THE END! I was elated, but I quickly realized there was loads more work to do. Editing, editing, and more editing! LOL!
As I began to work with a professional editor on my first, second, and third books, I learned a lot about the craft. Everything from the importance of hooking a reader’s attention within the first five pages to creating characters with strong arcs.
I also learned a lot from my readers. As an avid writer on Wattpad, I loved the constant feedback my fans provided. They helped boost my confidence and inspired me to keep writing.
Over the past nine years, I’ve learned a lot about writing, but I think I’ve made the most growth over the past year. This is due to working with my fabulous and mega talented editor at Entangled, Stacy Abrams. I’m in awe of the final product I created with her guidance. Step-by-step, she helped me mold I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES, into the book it is today (including deleting over 300 exclamation points, LOL). A story that I am beyond proud of and one I’m so excited to share with readers!
Thank you so much for having me today! It’s an honor to be featured on your blog!
Kelly Anne Blount xoxo
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has more than seventy-three-thousand followers on social media. Her Wattpad stories have been read more than twenty-million times. She’s contributed to Tap, Wattpad’s new app for chat-style stories, where her work has been “tapped” more than fifty-million times. She is a writer and reviewer for SpoilerTV, which has allowed her to develop an incredible network of film and TV stars.
Two of her Wattpad works, including Captured (seventeen-million reads), have been optioned for film by Komixx Entertainment, and she is regularly invited to present seminars about social media at author events.
Stop by any of Kelly’s social-media platforms (@KellyAnneBlount) and stay tuned to this website for announcements and information about upcoming releases and events