Turning Points: Guest Post by Pip Harry

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 Australian YA author Pip Harry revealing hers… Guest post by Pip Harry I wrote my first book at 23. Bursting with youthful confidence, I scribbled anContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Pip Harry”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Jenny Torres Sanchez (+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 debut author Jenny Torres Sanchez revealing hers… Guest post by Jenny Torres Sanchez For some reason I thought the only way I would ever become aContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Jenny Torres Sanchez (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Stephanie Burgis (+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 author Stephanie Burgis revealing hers… Guest post by Stephanie Burgis When I first sat down to write this entry, I froze up. Too many choices wereContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Stephanie Burgis (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: And Now for Something Completely Different by Bethany Griffin (+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 Bethany Griffin revealing hers… Guest post by Bethany Griffin I once sent my former agent an email with that subject…And Now For Something Completely Different. ItContinue reading “Turning Points: And Now for Something Completely Different by Bethany Griffin (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Claire Legrand (+Giveaway)

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 bookContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Claire Legrand (+Giveaway)”

When a Novelist Wishes She Could Write Short Stories

File this under: Current Distractions. I know I’m working on a new novel proposal right now, quite possibly two, and I know I just revised a novel and will be revising said novel again soon enough—did you see that 17 & Gone has a season? It does! Spring 2013! Plus, I’ve been gobbling up aContinue reading “When a Novelist Wishes She Could Write Short Stories”

Turning Points: “How Michael Jackson Helped Me Love Writing Again” Guest Post by Aimee Phan (+Giveaway)

Dear Readers: Thank you so much for stopping by to take in the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99, in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Today’s guest post is the last before I take a short hiatus at a writers colony—but the Turning Points series will returnContinue reading “Turning Points: “How Michael Jackson Helped Me Love Writing Again” Guest Post by Aimee Phan (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Andrea Cremer (+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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Andrea Cremer reveals the accident that led her to writing her first novel, and the choiceContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Andrea Cremer (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Jaclyn Dolamore (+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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Jaclyn Dolamore talks about making things that seem impossible happen… Sitting down to write a blogContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Jaclyn Dolamore (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Putting Book Reviews in Perspective by Kate Messner

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Kate Messner tells how she came to gain perspective on bad reviews… Book reviews aren’t personal. TheyContinue reading “Turning Points: Putting Book Reviews in Perspective by Kate Messner”