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DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: How to generate more writing ideas than you can handle (expats, you have an advantage!)

It’s been much too long since we’ve heard from Shannon Young, an American expat in Hong Kong who recently achieved her dream of becoming a full-time writer. Those who have been following her diary from the beginning won’t be surprised to learn that she’s been extremely productive in the interim. About to finish her five-book fantasy […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: Taking time off to look backwards on how far I’ve come…and forwards to the next goals

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from American expat in Hong Kong and aspiring writer Shannon Young. She actually gave herself a break this summer—and as soon as she came back at it, pieces started falling into place… Dear Displaced Diary, Did you have a nice summer? Mine was a great mix of family […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: How to swashbuckle your way into productivity (whether you’re a writer or not)

American expat in Hong Kong and aspiring writer Shannon Young officially met her monthly income target in April, and in May had already achieved that target in 20 days. How did she get so productive? Dear Displaced Diary, It’s hard to believe it has already been two months since my last entry. The past five […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: A tale of two names, Shannon Young (expat writer) and Jordan Rivet (hipster expat writer)

The last time we heard from American expat in Hong Kong and aspiring writer Shannon Young, she was hatching some big plans for 2016. So, how many books has she managed to crank out since? Prepare to be amazed…! Dear Displaced Diary, As you may recall, two months ago I laid out my goals for […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: Back in full-time writing mode and full of resolution(s) for 2016!

We haven’t heard from American expat in Hong Kong and aspiring writer Shannon Young for a while. Does that mean she’s thrown in the towel on the full-time writing gig? Read on to find out… Dear Displaced Diary, It has been a few months since my last entry. When we left off, I had just […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: Still reeling from reaching the end of my 4-book series in 3 years!

American expat in Hong Kong Shannon Young quit her day job a year ago to become a full-time writer. Here’s the latest entry in her expat writer’s diary. Dear Displaced Diary, Yesterday I finished writing the Seabound Chronicles. It’s hard to wrap my head around that sentence: I…AM…FINISHED…WRITING…THE…SEABOUND…CHRONICLES. I first got the idea for this […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: The highs, but also the lows, of the writing life

American expat in Hong Kong Shannon Young quit her day job a year ago to become a full-time writer. Here’s the latest entry in her expat writer’s diary. Dear Displaced Diary, As you’ve no doubt noticed over these many months, most of my entries have focused on the good things happening in my life as […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: How I spent my summer vacation

American expat in Hong Kong Shannon Young quit her day job a year ago to become a full-time writer. Here’s the latest entry in her expat writer’s diary. Dear Displaced Diary, It’s still blazing hot here in Hong Kong, but the kids are heading back to school and expats are returning from home leave visits […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: How far I have come in a year…and what’s next

American expat in Hong Kong Shannon Young quit her day job last year to become a full-time writer. Here’s the latest entry in her expat writer’s diary. Dear Displaced Diary, I write to you on the occasion of my one-year full-time writing anniversary! One year ago I quit my job as an English teacher to […]

DIARY OF AN EXPAT WRITER: Three expat writers walk into a bar . . . and are giving away their books (limited time only!)

American expat in Hong Kong Shannon Young quit her day job last year to become a full-time writer. Here’s the latest entry in her expat writer’s diary. Dear Displaced Diary, As you can see from the facetious title of this month’s diary entry, this will not be the usual report on the ups and downs […]