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Introducing . . . AMINAH MAE SAFI!

Helloooo Pub Crawlers! I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member, author and cat wrangler Aminah Mae Safi! Mae is one of my absolute favorite humans, and I think by the time we get to the end of this introduction, she’ll be one of your favorites, too. I can’t wait to see all the smart and funny articles she writes for Pub Crawl! 1. Since people can (and should!) visit your website — […]

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Guest Post: Giving Up On Writing. Again. And Again.

When Patrice asked if I’d be willing to write a post about not giving up, my first response was: oh, but I’m not the right person for this—I gave up so many times! But Patrice made a good point: writing isn’t about not wanting to give up, but about knowing when to keep going. The first book I ever wrote seriously (by which I mean I wrote “The End” and actually let another human—aka not […]

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The Ones That Got Away

I divide my email into folders and sub folders to stay organized. I’ve got a folder for Request and within that: Offer, Pass, and…The Ones That Got Away. Agents deal with rejection, too, and in those moments I have to remind myself of the same thing I tell writers: It’s not personal. Authors have a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to accept an offer of representation, and ultimately they need to go […]

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2017 Debuts’ Most Memorable Moments of Debut Year!

Debut year is often one of the biggest, most memorable years in an author’s career — and it can also be one of the most stressful. I am endlessly grateful to my fellow 2017 debut authors for the support, advice, and experiences they all shared throughout the year. I asked several of them to share lessons they learned and their funny, heartwarming, and/or unforgettable debut memories! Check them out below for laughs, inspiration, and a […]

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Five Tips for the Halfway Point of NaNoWriMo

Hey PubCrawlers! Today is November 17, so we’re just past the halfway point of NaNoWriMo. I’m not participating this year, but I have a few times in the past, and I’ve “won” NaNoWriMo once. Though it’s certainly not your greatest failure if you quit partway through, finishing and “winning” NaNo can help you jumpstart a new project and validate your ability to complete what sometimes seems like an impossible task. We’ve had some great posts […]

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