This is Not a Writing Manual is an inspirational writing memoir targeted to young/teen writers. It takes a mentor's approach, written especially for the young writer who desperately needs real world writing advice at the start of the writing journey.
Kerri Smith Majors is the Founder and Editor of YARN, the Young Adult Review Network, the first independent, online literary journal of YA writing to publish aspiring writers, including teens, alongside established authors. Through her work at YARN, Kerri has discovered several powerful new YA voices as well as interviewed and edited major authors. Kerri is also an experienced teacher who ventures outside the classroom to offer creative writing workshops at summer programs and libraries. She has presented at major writing conferences like the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and has published essays on writing in English Journal, Poets & Writers, and Midwest Quarterly. Her writing has appeared in such literary journals as Guernica, So to Speak, and others.