About

I have always been a reader, that kid that would stay up reading long past my bedtime huddled under the covers with a book. But, I didn’t start writing until a grade 7 Language Arts assignment. We were given a one page chapter and asked to write nine more to finish the story. As soon as I put pen to paper, I was hooked. My love of books led me to a degree in highfalutin English Lit, but my heart will always belong to the YA genre.  My home is lined with bookshelves, some dedicated to literary novels and classics, other completely over flowing with young adult books ranging from The Babysitters Club all the way up to The Hunger Games. 

Canadian to the core, I love having for four distinct seasons. Even if I do spend half the year cursing the icy winds crystallizing my lungs, I would never give it up for year round heat. Fluffy, floaty flakes. Crusts of frozen snow breaking under foot. The slow shift of leaves from green to red to yellow. Skipping through puddles in spring. The slapping of flip flops against feet. These moments will show up across the stories I write, but I have a habit of setting things from September to November. Autumn is my favourite season, and Halloween is my all time, without question, favourite holiday. I sometimes have to convince myself that drama can happen as easily in June as it can in October.

I also spell like a Canadian; so, embrace the wayward ‘u’ and ‘re’ and the use of the oxford comma, and we will get along famously.

The bare bones of every story in the world has already been told, so things like plot, grammar and character development matter. I try to keep this concept in mind when I’m writing. How do I take this idea and make it my own? I write for myself, I have too many people in my head not to get them down on paper, but I hope that I write things that people will want to read. That someone out there can take my stories and get lost in them the same way I get lost in the characters when I’m writing them.
  • Location:
    Canada
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

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11 Published Works

Featured work.

Going Through the Motions

Social data: 2.3M reads. 5.7K votes. 943 comments.

Description: Our choices are what define us. What determine who we are and how other people see us. Seventeen-year-old Penelope Chisholm has always chosen to be on the outside. A bit of a loner who finds her solace in running. Until she meets Gilbert Staal and...

Completed

Other Works by TNEvans.
Desperately Waiting (girlxgirl)

Desperately Waiting (girlxgirl)

166K 1.6K 153

Wanting is different from knowing. And when those two instincts collide, it can change a person's life...

Skinlight (Light #1)

Skinlight (Light #1)

28.7K 392 134

The devastating end of the Cold War drove the residents of North America below ground. Bunkers meant to...

Completed
Until It Breaks: The Drummond Chronicles Vol 1

Until It Breaks: The Drummond Chronicles Vol 1

12.1K 138 46

Growing up in a small town means having the same group of friends for most of your life. Danni and her f...

Completed
With Nowhere to Go : The Drummond Chronicles Vol 2

With Nowhere to Go : The Drummond Chronicles Vol 2

4.4K 110 11

The students of Drummond High have survived the big break up, but now, they must do something even more...

foluke posted a message to TNEvans
Hello, I thoroughly enjoyed Going Through the Motions.  The dialogue was strong and did not read like the regular teen fiction. It also wasn't too serious, so the murder tone to the book wasn't morbid. And the best part, the characters were well known, everyone had a personality. To be honest, it read like a Daniel Steele novel! :) 
You did good... Well done! I hope you write lots of great reads.


TNEvans
Thanks to everyone who's read and enjoyed my novel. I haven't looked at this thing in almost three years (back around when I first started using wattpad). I've recently revisited because so many people seem to enjoy it. Honestly, I know it needed work. I appreciate all your feedback and hope you enjoy the changes (if you ever want to give it another read).
It's difficult to find your own errors, especially when you're very into writing the story. For some reason, this novel was particularly full of typos. Sorry about that!
Made major revisions and changes to Going Through the Motions. Removed or modified major pieces of the plotline. These are the first revisions I've done to this novel in over two years. It was exciting to re-visit it. Hopefully, those of you that liked it before will like it even better now.
TNEvans commented on NaNoWriMo 2012 - Chapter 7


TNEvans
Honestly, I hit a bit of a creative block with this story, put it aside to work on something else, and then forgot about it. When I'm done the revisions I'm working on for another novel, maybe I'll check this one out again.
Recently posted the super revised version of Desperately Waiting. It's been months in the making. It's hard to remove an entire character. 
Now working on Going Through The Motions for the first time in over two years. Major changes are on the horizon.