YOUR NAME IN INK
By Megan White
About The Book
Fresh off the presses, The Search is Megan White’s newest novel and the second book that she has published through the Your Name In Ink Program. The sequel to Together, White picks up in The Search where she left off: with heart-pumping action as Rae, Maddie and Cole continue their quest to save the world. After the tragic events at the lair of The Others, their enemies, the kids who set off to save the world are not in great shape. Two dead, one missing, and one a blank slate. But The Others are still out there and someone has to finish saving the world. Who will it be?
50% of The Search book proceeds will go to the SPCA. The other 50% provide scholarships for future Your Name in Ink students.
From the Book
I was searching for something. Lost memories, Maddie, a way home. Something I couldn’t identify. Whatever it was, it was drawing me to it. I knew I would find it, someday.
Megan White was a junior in high school when The Search was published. She dreams of being a famous author someday. She loves writing by a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate while it rains outside. She also rides horses in her free time.
Megan White is a junior in high school and dreams of being a famous author someday. She loves writing by a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate while it rains outside. She also rides horses in her free time.
Q&A with Megan
What was your favorite part of the Your Name In Ink process?
My favorite part was the opportunity of this program, because most people my age don’t get to publish something this easily – so having the opportunity to go through the entire process and get all the experience is really exciting.
What did you learn about yourself during the publishing process?
I learned that I have a severe procrastination problem! No, it kind of affirmed the fact that this is who I am and what I need to express myself and be able to relate to the world around me.
How do you think your writing improved?
It’s improved a lot through this! Actually, reading through and trying to pick a passage to share was hard for me, because I’ve come so far since writing it my Freshman year that it was tough to pick something that I was still happy with. You come so far and learn so much through the revision process about how to use words, how to cut things, how to know which word to use in a certain situation and how to express yourself the way that you want to. So, I’ve definitely come a really long way since getting to go through the process.
What advice would you give to someone going through this process for the first time?
Well, first of all, when it comes to finishing something – just keep writing! Whenever you feel stuck just write something down. Just make something happen, because you can always go back and change it once you’ve gotten yourself going again. The hardest thing about writers block, for me at least, is once you aren’t sure about something you just stop and you have no idea how to start again, and it becomes really tough to trust yourself and believe in what you’re writing again. So just write something down, get a sentence every day until you get yourself rolling again, and then you can always go back and edit it later to make it into something that is more the direction you’re wanting to go.
About Your Name in Ink
In the Your Name in Ink Program, professional writers mentor youth through a 6-9 month revision process which results in a printed or published book available through independent bookstores and other retailers. Through Your Name in Ink, youth writers:
- experience the editorial process
- take their writing skills to the next level
- learn the ins and outs of how the publishing world works
- support a cause they believe in with the proceeds of their book
“Youth authors have important stories to tell,” says Society of Young Inklings Executive Director, Naomi Kinsman. “By publishing their novels, we celebrate their enormous accomplishment. Their gift of perspective and the funds they raise make an impact on causes close to their hearts.”