Why can’t I write ________? faster? sexier? shorter? BIGGER? better? Why can’t I write books like the ones _______ writes? Libba Bray? Gayle Forman? John Green? Sara Zarr? Holly Black? Karen Russell? Those are just a few of my fill-in-the-blanks, and I’m sure you can slip in your own words or author names to finish … Continue reading When You Wish You Were Another Writer
The Turning Points blog series is back with more guest posts! I've asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is debut author Claire Legrand revealing hers... Guest post by Claire Legrand My turning point didn’t come when I wrote the book that got me a publishing contract. It came with the book … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Claire Legrand (+Giveaway)
For the longest time after grad school, maybe in reaction to being workshopped so much I could hear twelve different responses to every line I put down on the page, I crawled into myself and stopped showing my writing to very many people. Friends would have to beg to read it, and even then, once … Continue reading Finding Your Writing Confidantes
I've been apologizing left and right for not being able to keep up with plans for this blog, and I think it's time for a more public apology here. While I did plan to start up the Turning Points series again once I came home—full of guest blogs from amazing writers, many I solicited and … Continue reading Confessions of the Overwhelmed
It’s time to announce the rest of the winners for the Summer 2012 YA Debut Interview series! Maybe it’s YOU… Did you win a Summer 2012 debut? The TWO WINNERS of *signed and personalized* hardcovers of False Memory by debut author Dan Krokos, to be mailed when finished copies are available in August are… Christine … Continue reading More Summer 2012 Debut Giveaway Winners!
Thank you to all the generous people who donated to support my walk for my sister in Walk MS: Philadelphia this weekend! I was surprised and so touched by all the people who reached out and donated, and I hope you know much much it meant to me. My fund-raising goal started out small... but … Continue reading I Walked with My Sister… and Raised $1,158!
Thank you to everyone who read the Summer 2012 Debut Interview series! To say thanks, I have one last giveaway—and this one is international. To enter, just fill out the form in this post and choose which Summer 2012 debut you'd most like to win. I will mail the book to the winner once it … Continue reading Win the Summer 2012 Debut of Your Choice! (International!)