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PubCrawl Podcast: Updates & Announcements!

After seven months long unintended absence, JJ and Kelly are BACK! (Well, we will be shortly, at any rate). Tune in for some exciting announcements about the future of the Pub Crawl Podcast! PS. we’ve really, really missed you. We are so thrilled to announce that the Pub Crawl Podcast is officially returning in the new year! We have missed this project so much, and have put a lot of careful thought into bringing it […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Reviews

This week JJ and Kelly talk reviews, publishing’s necessary evil. Bottom line? Reviews are not for authors. Repeat: REVIEWS ARE NOT FOR AUTHORS. Show Notes Types of reviews Trade publications (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, etc.) Consumer reviews Uses for trade reviews For collection building at schools and libraries Pull quotes (choice phrases to put on marketing materials!) Starred reviews Starred reviews are merely a way for trade publications to note a particular […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Publishing Relationships

This week Kelly and JJ discuss Publishing Relationships, or how connections help the industry move forward. Also what happens if you get orphaned by your editor, if your agent isn’t interested in representing your project, and more. Show Notes Agent/author relationships Sometimes you don’t know what you want from this relationship unless you’re in the middle of one that isn’t working for you and that’s okay. Julie Dao has a great post about questions to ask. […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Crafting Characters – Narrative Arc & Change

This week JJ and Kelly conclude their Crafting Characters series with NARRATIVE ARCS. Apologies for sounding scatterbrained; JJ was up until the wee hours trying (and failing) to kill a video game boss while Kelly has the plague. Show Notes What distinguishes a novel from shorter forms of fiction is the trajectory of narrative change. The “point” of a novel is transformation. Either a character transforms, or the world around the character transforms. Transformation and evolution […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Crafting Characters – Relationships

 This week Kelly and JJ continue with their Crafting Characters series with RELATIONSHIPS. If a tree falls in the middle of a wood and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If a character is fully realized but has no other characters to witness it, are they truly three-dimensional? Show Notes Relationships between characters also have dynamics: tense, easy, etc. Relationships, like characters, also evolve and change. How characters relate to other […]

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