Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine

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 her release week, here is Rachele Alpine, debut author of the YA novel Canary, sharing hers… and this is an extra-special Turning Point to share, because RacheleContinue reading “Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine”

Writers Colony Diary: The Hambidge Center June 2013

Sometimes, when I’m writing and barred from Twitter and blogging and all manner of distracting things, I keep a journal in which I talk to myself. I did this while I was away for a short residency at the Hambidge Center in Georgia, and I wanted to share selected bits with you. Some of theContinue reading “Writers Colony Diary: The Hambidge Center June 2013”

The Writing That Comes Before All the Writing: On Outlining

I used to be a dedicated outliner. My outlines for novels would take up dozens and dozens of pages, come with color-coded notes to myself (this has been written and you don’t need to worry about it anymore = blue ; not sure of this, but you’ll come up with something better when you writeContinue reading “The Writing That Comes Before All the Writing: On Outlining”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman

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 Erin Bowman, debut author of Taken and one of my Anticipated Debuts for April 2013, sharing her turning point… And be sure to enter the giveaway beforeContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Leah Konen

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 Leah Konen, author of The After Girls, celebrating her pub day today by sharing hers… Guest post by Leah Konen Taking to heart the wisdom of manyContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Leah Konen”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Victoria Scott

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 Victoria Scott, author of The Collector, sharing hers… Guest post by Victoria Scott My turning point came the day I quit my job. I’d been working inContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Victoria Scott”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Cat Winters

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 Cat Winters, debut author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds and one of my Anticipated Debuts for April 2013, sharing her turning point… And be sure toContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Cat Winters”

A Tour through My Inspirations

Last year, when I was deep into writing 17 & Gone, I discovered an exciting new distraction and way to collect images that fascinated me: Pinterest. What started off as maybe one more thing to keep me from writing turned into a great source of inspiration, and my 17 & Gone inspiration board was born. I’dContinue reading “A Tour through My Inspirations”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Emily Murdoch

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 Emily Murdoch, debut author of If You Find Me and one of my Anticipated Debuts for March 2013, sharing her turning point… And be sure to enterContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Emily Murdoch”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Evan Roskos

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 Evan Roskos, debut author of Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets and one of my Anticipated Debuts for March 2013, sharing his turning point… Guest post byContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Evan Roskos”