Archive | 2016

Don’t Forget Your Nose—The Smell Of World Building

Hey friends! As some of you might know, our very own Pub-Crawler Stacey Lee has a book coming out at the end of the month, on December 27th, THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE, about a teenaged perfumer who erroneously fixes the mother of the school soccer star with a love potion, and must correct her mistake before her mother finds out. Originally, I’d hoped to interview Stacey about her use of smells in writing […]

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The book-a-year schedule

Earlier this week, I tweeted that it turns out writing a book a year is actually really hard. For some reason, I hadn’t expected that. I’ll back up. Before I was published, I could write two or three drafts a year, and even sort of revise them. One year I wrote five manuscripts. (What is sleep???) Naively, I thought that if I could do all that, then a book a year would be easy peasy. I […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Writing Mechanics – Sentence Craft

And we are back! After a bit of an unplanned hiatus, JJ and Kelly are back to regularly scheduled podcast episodes. Apologies for some of the audio quality—Kelly was apparently dying and we are out of practice with podcasting. But we wrap up our Writing Mechanics series this time around with SENTENCE CRAFT, or what makes good writing on a sentence level, not just macro level things like plot and pacing.

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