Advice from the Stars: Beck Nicholas

Happy Monday! We hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Here’s some stellar advice from Beck Nicholas to get your week off to a wonderfully creative start…


Read, share and enjoy! 

Beck Nicholas’s 2015 RITA nomination in Best First Book is…


Beck Nicholas always wanted to write. Since studying science at university, she’s worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher, but she always pursued her first dream of creating stories. Now, she lives with her family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and she’s lucky to spend her days (and nights)
writing young adult fiction.
When she’s not writing, Beck will most likely be found reading or watching sport (since participating is beyond her coordination levels). In the early morning, before the day of writing, kid wrangling and reading begins, she runs. When it’s just her and the road (and her protesting muscles) she lets the characters in her head share their problems
and a story begins.

6 replies on “Advice from the Stars: Beck Nicholas”

Congratulations on being a RITA 2015 nominee, Beck!

Your quote is so simple, yet speaks volumes. Thanks for putting it all in a nutshell! That “surrounding support” factor is kind of what offers to us all. 😉

Any insight you can offer us on how you researched such a sign-for-the-times teen book like FAKE?

Hi Chris,
Fake came about when I realized I’d never met one of my online Crit Partners and she (?) could be anyone. I wondered why someone might create a fictional online person and I love revenge stories that go all out of control. I have a few brilliant teens to turn to who help me with reading too.

Hi, Beck,

Thanks! Your reply proves even more that aspiring authors must keep their eyes peeled and ask the five Ws (i.e., who, what, where, when, why) — if they intend to find great stories to tell, that might be staring them in the face! 🙂

Bravo for those brilliant teens! 🙂

I love the cover, btw. 😉

Flo and her Blog Team will tell you — it’s due to that fine quote and…oh, yeah…something about being a…RITA nominee! Yay! 🙂

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