Author Archive | Erin

7 Lessons I’ve Learned So Far…

Alas, Pub Crawl readers, the time has come for me to make my exit. I’ve been writing for this blog since 2012 and it’s been a blast. From sharing publishing insights and craft advice, to engaging in wonderful discussions via the comments, to just geeking out over books and pop culture, I’ve had so much fun contributing to Pub Crawl! But I also can’t ignore the fact that I am stretched too thin, that my […]


Guest Post: Juliet Blackwell on Setting

You’ve Chosen Your Setting – Now What? Who cares where your story takes place? Just about everybody. A well-chosen setting grounds your story in the reality of a particular place and time. It’s more than a flat backdrop against which themes and metaphors unfold. The setting is a character in its own right, and as such helps to propel the story forward, to reveal character, to heighten tension, and ultimately, to provide resolution. CREATING THE […]

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Querying: the Do’s and Don’ts and a worksheet

Hi, guys! Erin here. Last month I asked what we could do to make PubCrawl a better, stronger, more useful resource for our readers. Over a hundred fifty of you took the time to fill out our survey and give us some feedback. We’re still in the process of sifting through all your comments and implementing changes, but in the meantime, as a thank you for sharing your thoughts, I want to offer up a query giveaway. One […]


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Guest Post: Chandler Baker on Ghostwriting and ‘The Big Reveal’

The Big Reveal: Writing under your own name after years of ghostwriting and ways to navigate the transition It’s a not-so-dirty little secret that when my debut novel comes out this week, it won’t be my first published book. Okay, it actually won’t be my second or even my third published one, either, but it will still very much be my debut, in every sense of the word. You see, up until this point, I’ve been what’s known in […]