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Big Sale! 35% off Tankborn & Awakening!

I don’t usually use my blog to flog my books (well, not so blatantly), but there are some fabulous sales going on and I wanted to make sure everyone knows about them. It’s already been a great week with the … Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday!

Sometimes the passage of time between when a book is contracted and when it’s finally launched into the brave new world seems like forever. But finally it’s the official release day for Tu Books’ spring 2013 releases. The first one … Continue reading

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OnFireFiction, or Creating a Creative Cooperative

In October 2012, I attended the annual conference of Novelists, Inc, one of the alphabet soup of writer’s groups (SCBWI, SFWA, MWA, and SinC) to which I belong. As I mentioned in this blog post, one of the hottest topics … Continue reading

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A Literary Schlep–4…er…5 Tips on Finishing Your Novel

I flew from DC to Northern California today. I bring this up because I was contemplating how odd it is that at 6am this morning (3am PST), I was heading off in my rental car to Dulles Airport, and at … Continue reading

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5 Proven Ways to Wake Up the Draggy Bits in Your Novel

We’ve all been there. You’re at point A in your story. You can clearly visualize your destination: point B, when that next Wow moment happens. Point B is one of those scenes you’ve been looking forward to writing since you … Continue reading

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Get Out that Broom (or a Shop Vac) to Tidy Up Your Writing

This week on YA Highway, Road Trip Wednesday asks, What do you hope to “clean out” from your writing? What habits/tropes/words, etc do you want to eliminate? Before I even clean anything out of my writing, I’d like to clean … Continue reading

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Give Your Story Its Head? Or Keep it on a Tight Rein?

I am a horse person. Maybe better to say I am horse-obsessed. If I’m fast-forwarding past the commercials in a DVRed TV show, I’ll hit pause if I see a horse (gotta love those Budweiser Clydesdales). When I’m out driving … Continue reading

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