Basic Guide to Creating Epic Characters (Or How to Emotionally Destroy Your Readers)

What’s a book without some incredible characters? Characters we all love and secretly want to be. Characters I pretend to be every time I slip on a pair of knee high boots. (Which is basically…

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What Writers Say Versus What We Actually Mean

Writers may not always mean what we say? Maybe? We mean well, we really do, but writing is STRESSFUl. And soul-sucking. Don’t get into it, kids, it takes over your life. But in a good…

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Do Journalism & Books Actually Work?

I’m a bookworm. But I also really, really care about the real world. Can you take your love for books into a job in the real world? Yes, you can. That’s why I study journalism.…

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Pros and Cons of Arc Reviewing

Right now, I probably have a half-dozen ARCs I should be reviewing. But I’m not. Because that requires reading them, and this post is due Wednesday, and I haven’t read any of those ARCs. Instead,…

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Editing – Driving Yourself Crazy While Crafting a Story

Last May, I finished writing the first draft of my first book. Big Step. And then I took a breath, reread the story, and sent it off to an editor. It’s editing time.    A…

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