Workshop and Retreat with Me: Applications Due October 18!

Now that it’s October, I thought I’d post once more about my Djerassi Writes YA novel workshop and retreat this coming February in the mountains of Woodside, California… and remind anyone who might be considering that applications are due next week, October 18! (Quick link: APPLY ONLINE.) What will the week be like? (Spoiler: I … Continue reading Workshop and Retreat with Me: Applications Due October 18!

On Deadlines (Oh, How I Love a Solid Deadline)

First off, in case I haven’t been talking about it enough and boring you with it, I have a deadline. You haven’t heard? So it’s November 1, and it’s the deadline to turn in the first official draft of my new novel to my new publisher. The book was sold on proposal, which means I … Continue reading On Deadlines (Oh, How I Love a Solid Deadline)

Turning Points: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jon Skovron

This guest post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Now, to celebrate the release of his new YA novel, Man Made Boy, out in stores on October 3, here is Jon Skovron sharing his... Guest post by … Continue reading Turning Points: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jon Skovron