Filling the Well
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Filling the Well

I hear this advice often—I think I read it first from Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, one of the books I borrowed from my mother’s bookshelf way back when. Artists need time to “fill the well,” or replenish our creative resources, especially after we’ve completed large, all-encompassing, energy-draining projects such as novels that … Continue reading

Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)
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Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Elana K. Arnold revealing hers on the eve of her debut YA release, Sacred… Guest post by Elana K. Arnold It was the summer of … Continue reading

“Louis,” or The Scorpion and the Frog: What Scares Timothy Braun
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“Louis,” or The Scorpion and the Frog: What Scares Timothy Braun

What scares you? That’s the question I asked for this blog series. Stay tuned for interviews and guest posts as authors visit and reveal their frightening—even surprising—fears. Today’s guest is writer and editor Timothy Braun. What scares Tim? He’s written us a Halloween fable to tell us… Guest post by Timothy Braun Nova has been kind … Continue reading

Turning Points: Guest Post by Shannon Messenger (+Giveaway)
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Turning Points: Guest Post by Shannon Messenger (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here, less than a week before her middle-grade debut Keeper of the Lost Cities comes out, is Shannon Messenger revealing hers… Guest post by Shannon Messenger I didn’t … Continue reading

Turning Points: Guest Post by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
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Turning Points: Guest Post by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

This guest post is part of the blog tour for The Stone Girl as well as the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Alyssa B. Sheinmel revealing hers… Guest post by Alyssa B. Sheinmel When asked, I always say … Continue reading