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October: Literary Blog Relay, Teen Author Event, and Blog Series All About “What scares YOU?”

 Before I vanish a train ride away from the city for a secret writing rendezvous, I wanted to tell you about some things coming up in October.   1: LITERARY BLOG RELAY  I’m a part of a literary blog relay called “Transformation”—and it’s already begun! Go check out the first leg and read Christine Lee … Continue reading

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Every Novel Is Its Own Distinct and Distinctly Flawed Animal

Writing a novel once—or twice, or four times if you count the adult novels I never published, or eight times if you count the work-for-hire novels written under fake names—does not necessarily mean you understand how to write a novel. Writing workshops didn’t prepare me for writing novels. (Mostly we focused on short stories.) Reading … Continue reading