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Special Post: Ask an agent ANYthing and Harper is open to unagented submissions!

A couple of amazing things I had to share with my fellow writing friends... If you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to ask a literary agent ANY question regarding publishing - now’s your chance! My agent (Barbara Poelle) is doing a monthly column for Writers Digest where she’ll be answering questions from YOU. No writing/publishing question… Continue reading Special Post: Ask an agent ANYthing and Harper is open to unagented submissions!

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Friends hate me writing my book.

Friends hate me writing my book. First of all, hi blog friends. *waves* It’s September, my how the summer FLEW by. I’m still in the writing cave, but something came to my attention last night that had my little hackles all raised and scary-like. And when I get mad, it’s NOT a pretty sight. There’s… Continue reading Friends hate me writing my book.

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Summer, summer, summertime reading

You may have noticed that it’s been pretty quiet over here the last few weeks, and I’m really sorry to leave you guys hanging. But there are a few reasons for my neglect silence... One: I’m getting that old familiar NEED to write my next book. It’s starts out quietly, then all hell breaks loose… Continue reading Summer, summer, summertime reading

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Interviewed by the fabulous A.G. Howard!

Today I'm hanging out over at my dear friend A.G. Howard's blog, A Still And Quiet Madness. The uber lovely Anita interviewed me and I'm dishing for the very first time publicly some information on what my book is about... I don't even have the quick summary up on my blog, so be sure to… Continue reading Interviewed by the fabulous A.G. Howard!

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5 things you can do to immediately improve your writing.

READ!  No, seriously. Put your laptop away and open up a book. Read everything you can get your hands on in your genre (and beyond) and devour the words on the page. Reading is one of the most important things a writer can do to help with their craft. Go on, I dare you to… Continue reading 5 things you can do to immediately improve your writing.

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Do you know how incredible you are?

I know I’ve said this before, but it’s something I firmly believe in. If you are querying, or are out on submission, or doing anything where you’re receiving rejections, celebrate them. Want to know why? You are actively DOING something. You decided to go for your dreams, you didn’t just talk about it - you… Continue reading Do you know how incredible you are?

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25 First Sentences

If you’re a writer, you know how difficult it is to nail that elusive (and all-powerful) first line. Writing an entire book is often more enjoyable (and possibly easier) than coming up with that griping, you’ve GOT to read on sentence. Here are 25 first sentences from pretty amazing books that you can mull over… Continue reading 25 First Sentences

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Dream bigger…

My Critique Goddess (aka Taryn Albright) posted this picture on her blog last week, and I HAD to share it with you. Go out there and do the things you think are impossible. You are capable of so much more than you can ever imagine.

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Say what? Publishing Terms Defined

Publishing has a lot of jargon we take for granted because we’re around it ALL the time. Over the weekend I was asked a few questions, so here are some definitions if you’re seeing things floating around twitter or the blogosphere and feel out of the loop... Please note: This list isn’t all inclusive, so… Continue reading Say what? Publishing Terms Defined

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I’ve been interviewed for Criteek Week!

Hey guys I'm over at Taryn Albright's (aka my Critique Goddess) blog today! She interviewed me about my revision process and a whole bunch of other fun writerly type things. If you'd like to stop over there and say hi, I'd hug you awkwardly through my computer screen for at LEAST thirty minutes. No really,… Continue reading I’ve been interviewed for Criteek Week!