About Lydia Sharp

Lydia Sharp (@lydia_sharp) is a YA novelist and an Assistant Editor with Entangled Publishing. She has been a contributor to Writer Unboxed since 2010. For all the places you can connect with Lydia, and find her books, please visit her website.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Seasonal Writing Disorder
  • Uncaged: The Hottest Tweet-Links of August
  • Everything I Thneed to Know About Writing and Publishing I Learned from THE LORAX
  • Lessons Learned from the Original Star Wars Trilogy to Up Your Writing Game
  • Sometimes the Sun Shines When It’s Raining
  • 5 Ways Novelists Can Benefit from Watching Movies and TV Shows
  • Editing to Life – Characterization
  • How to Keep Writing Through the Cold and Flu Season
  • Orange Rinds and Apple Peels – Finding Comfort In Your Own Skin
  • 7 R’s of Positivity for the Unpublished Novelist
  • The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker
  • Defeat the Wicked Witch of Writer’s Block

  • Seasonal Writing Disorder

    A lot of writers deal with depression. I’ve never stated it outright, but I am one of those writers. Fortunately, my depression is seasonal. Even during the worst bouts, I still have the ability to function day to day. It’s more like an itch I can’t scratch than a broken hip. Sometimes the itch is […]

    Sometimes the Sun Shines When It’s Raining

    At the time I thought of writing this post, I didn’t know we’d be on the tail end of Frankenstorm when it aired. So perhaps it was fate that made me ditch the first ten or so post ideas I had before deciding on something that is, ultimately, a painful reflection on one of the […]

    Editing to Life – Characterization

    There is a saying in writerly circles, that a manuscript can reach a point where it’s been edited to death. The writer has produced so many new drafts that the life has been sucked out of the story, leaving nothing but a dry, cracked shell. Not even a shadow of the author’s original vision for […]

    How to Keep Writing Through the Cold and Flu Season

    The cold & flu season has hit me pretty hard this year, and we’re not even into winter yet. My family has gone through more boxes of tissues in the past six weeks than the average elementary school classroom does in a year. As soon as we got over one thing, something else hit. I’ve […]

    7 R’s of Positivity for the Unpublished Novelist

    Every writer’s career path is different, but one thing remains certain: those who are currently floating in the limbo between “new writer” and “published novelist” endure unique circumstances that can make even the most mentally stable of us question our sanity. Our minds are in a constant state of flux. We know what we’re doing, […]

    The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

    Rub-a-dub dub Three scribes in a tub And who do you think they’d be? The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker Which type of writer are thee? As writers, we love to categorize ourselves (don’t deny it). Personally, I’m a candlestick maker with butcher-like tendencies. What in the name of peanut butter fudge does that […]

    Defeat the Wicked Witch of Writer’s Block

    Please welcome Lydia Sharp, who was one of our FINALSTS in WU’s search for an unpubbed contributor. She wrote: I wrote my first “book” in second grade (of my own initiative, not through the school curriculum); entered a state level short story contest in third grade; studied poetry, literature, and screenwriting in high school; and […]