Craft Strong Secondary Characters: interview & giveaway

After reading Adam P. Schmitt’s debut middle grade novel Speechless, I was… speechless. No, really. I was. Seriously. Toward the…

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The Humility to Keep Trying

Barbara Kingsolver says, “[Writing is] a project of balancing the audacity to do this work, and the humility to keep trying until you’ve gotten it right.”

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Collaboration: Do’s, Don’ts, and a book giveaway

Last year I asked a friend if she’d collaborate with me on a novel, and she didn’t say YES right…

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Kill your Darlings: author interview and book giveaway

Is passion just an obsession with something you can’t seem to get better at, or is it the very thing…

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Hear the Character’s Voice: Interview & Giveaway

“The first part of a book for me is hearing the character’s voice in my head. I don’t even take out a pen until I hear it strongly and consistently.”

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Be Open to Rewriting (& Book Giveaway!)

This month I visited Alaska’s Denali National Park—not in person, but in prose—when I read Hannah Moderow‘s debut novel Lily’s…

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