About

Hello, I’m Yawatta Hosby. I reside in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. I teach creative writing through the Adult Education Program, and I enjoy connecting with other writers through blogging. With a desire to escape every day life, I create short stories, novellas, and novels. I’ve always had a fascination with psychology, so I like to focus on the inner-struggles within my characters. I’m an avid reader, favorite genres: mystery, thriller, horror, and women’s fiction.

My short story, Room For Two, was published in the online literary magazine The Write Place At the Write Time Spring/Summer 2013 edition.

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    • Hey Kat,
      I’m so used to writing short stories–that’s probably why I’m having a problem with show rather than tell and getting my word count up to novel status. So far, its novella length. But, I’m grateful for my critique group for helping me out.

      Keep smiling,
      Yawatta

    • Hey Jen,
      Thanks for stopping by. Actually it’s a funny thing. As teachers, we aren’t allowed to promote ourselves–it’s considered soliciting. So, my students don’t even know I write a blog (unless they googled my name before signing up).

      Keep smiling,
      Yawatta

  1. Thanks so much for checking out my new adventure in blogging! I invite others to come visit. I appreciate any comments you have to offer, since I am also looking to improve and expand. “Real Life & Cosmic Collisions”
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  2. I stumbled on this blog via your “8 Things I Learned From Stephen King’s “On Writing” post. I’m also a fellow West Virginian, born and raised, but moved to St. Louis at age 26. Keep plugging away at the novel. I’ve written three and have two more halfway finished and due out this year. A little writing every day really adds up!

    Take care,
    Brian

    • Hey Brian,
      How’s St. Louis? I’ve heard that’s one of the top places for writers to make a living.

      I agree that writing every day helps. It’s cool that you’ve written 5 novels so far! That’s pretty impressive. Good luck with everything 🙂

      Keep smiling,
      Yawatta

      • Well, I’ve written three novels, but I’ve only published two so far. I have put some shorter works out there though.And I do have two new novels due out this year. St. Louis isn’t too bad, kinda like a bigger version of Charleston. Good luck with your writing!

        Take care,
        Brian

      • Good luck with your writing too!

        I’m from Charles Town; it was a pain having to explain where that is when I went to college in Morgantown. Funny that both places are 2 1/2 hours away from WVU.

        Keep smiling,
        Yawatta

  3. Hi, I am sunwords from AW. Just checked out your blog – awesome. And nice to see one more whose NaNo effort has ended in a book. My manuscript is still in rewriting.
    Best luck for you!

    • Hey Rheinsberg,
      Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t even went on AW today–been trying to write and edit. I have 3 WIPs I’m working on. Good luck with your manuscript. What genre do you write for?

      Good luck with your writing as well!

      Keep smiling,
      Yawatta

  4. I read your interview on Knite Writes blog and decided to follow you. I am also a reader of horror and mystery!

    Regards

      • I just finished Lilith Saintcrow’s “Working For The Devil,” which was entertaining and Dan Brown’s “Inferno.” My all time favorite novel is Wilson Rawl’s “Where The Red Fern Grows.” Although I now enjoy a solid mystery/horror novel. “Where The Red Fern Grows” was my first long read, and it parallels the writer’s journey, even though it’s about a boy and his dogs. 🙂

      • Hey Chris,

        I’ll have to check out those books in the library. I’m always up to reading new things. Was “Where The Red Fern Grows” made into a movie? I want to say in elementary school we had to watch a sad movie about the owner and his dog. But I could be referring to something else 🙂

        Thanks for sharing your favorite books.

        Keep smiling,
        Yawatta

    • Hey Victoria,

      Thanks for the tag. I’ve already been nominated awhile ago, but I’ll still participate. I’ll just use a different book 🙂

      Keep smiling,
      Yawatta

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