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Switching Genres

There’s no shortage of articles examining the pros and cons of switching genres. But while I’ve found that many of these essays discuss moving from literary to commercial fiction or vice versa, there are decidedly fewer resources for writers who have achieved a measure of success in a well-defined genre but are itching to try something new. Every change in our lives offers the opportunity to learn and grow. Often, however, these changes come with […]

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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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Navigating the Switch Between Prose Novels and Graphic Novels

Comics were always my first love. I never imagined myself writing prose, but when I was having trouble selling my first graphic novel I decided to dip my toes into the wordy waters. I flirted with YA novels for a little while and found some success there, but I couldn’t let comics go. Determined as ever, I jumped, full-on cannonball style, back into the world of sequential art. And I am having so much fun. […]

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Research, Research, Research: How to Write Historical Fiction

Imagine you’re at the theatre. The lights are going down, and the curtain to a show you’ve been waiting to see for years is about to rise. Let’s say it’s Hamilton since we’re talking historical fiction. The orchestra begins to play and slowly on stage actors are revealed. But something’s wrong. Our lead is wearing a Confederate soldier uniform and waving the Dixie flag. You know Hamilton takes places during the Revolutionary War. To make […]

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Cover Reveal: The Skylark’s Song by J.M. Frey

Oh my goodness, the publishing / publicist powers-that-be have certainly decided to bless me as of late, nudging me with neat cover reveals. Just last week we got to showcase Lauren Morrill’s gorgeous new cover (and her amazing story about reviving her career), and now, we’ve got a cool looking cover from an awesome indie press. If you’re not familiar with REUTS, they’re a smaller press of sci-fi and fantasy YA, Adult, and New Adult […]

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