Hi, I’m Bree. I’ve just finished school, I drink too much tea, and I love cows. I realize that’s a little weird, but seriously, I love them. They make my heart really happy.
I’ve spent the last four years studying English and creative writing. I’ve been writing since I was able to form words on the page. Now, I mainly write YA fiction, because I think young adults are at an undeniably unique time in life. There is never a time when more is at stake, or more change is happening, than during young adolescence.
I decided to start this blog because of the constant negativity surrounding YA fiction. “Banned,” “taboo,” and “censored” are terms that are too often associated with the genre. I’ve wondered a thousand times, why are they so determined to censor us? Why is the reality that is so often honestly depicted in YA fiction, being shielded from young adult eyes?
My words matter, your words matter, our words matter.
Ignorant words are so detrimental, we need to do our best to carry a well-informed opinion, a hunger for change, and a voice with positive impact.
While some of the posts on this blog will be in response to these ignorant voices, I choose not to let the negative rule. Here, you’ll find everything dearest to my heart. Words have never failed me, and have taught me all of life’s most important lessons. Every time someone connects with my writing, understands what it feels like, appreciates it… that is all that I can ask for.
Writing sets me free. I hope it can set you free, too.
In addition to Your Words Matter, you can find my writing in these places:
Author: Bree Crowder
Bree Crowder is a writer and editor with interest in fiction (MG, YA, and fantasy), and lifestyle. Writing, reading, photography, and travel are a few of her favourite things.
She went to university to study English, and then went to college at the post-grad level to study creative writing. Her work has been reviewed by HarperCollins editors. Now, she writes for publications like HelloGiggles, Quirk Books, and Bustle. She is also an Editorial Literary Assistant with P.S. Literary Agency.