Author Archive | Stephanie

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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Falling In Love With A New Story

Earlier this week, Stacey Lee and I shared some thoughts on how to figure out when it’s time to let go of a manuscript. And since one of the easiest ways to let go of an old manuscript is to fall in love with a new one, we thought it might be helpful to write a post on doing that. Sadly, there isn’t a magic potion for finding a story idea to fall in love […]

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Talking to Booksellers: Interview with Hannah Walcher of NYMB

Hi, all!  I’m so excited to share a special guest interview with the awesome, Hannah Walcher, of Books Inc. (which was recently chosen as PWs Bookstore of the Year). Hannah is the event coordinator for Not Your Mother’s Book Club—Books Inc.’s Young Adult Author Salon. I recently met Hannah at Stacey Lee’s launch party for Outrun the Moon. Hannah puts together amazing events, so Stacey and I thought it might be helpful for everyone if we asked Hannah […]

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Ten Things That Taught Us To Be Better Writers

Hi, All! Stephanie here with my buddy, and fellow Pub-Crawler, Stacey Lee, with a post that we hope has a little something for everyone, regardless of which stage you’re at with your writing career. Watching Television Pilots. This is one of my favorite things to do in the fall.   Television pilots are similar to first chapters; they need to establish characters, tone, setting, time, and place, and most of all, they need to hook viewers. […]

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The Conference Report: SCBWI LA, and Why You Should Go

Stephanie: I’m not normally a shy person. Most people would probably say I’m pretty outgoing, but when I first started writing the idea of attending any type of conference terrified me. I thought of the SCBWI LA conference the way some people might think of the dentist. I imagined it would be good for my writing health, but not for my mental health. Stacey: In contrast to Stephanie, I am a shy person, which means […]

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