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Category Archives: Writing Life

Guest Post: Choosing the Right Pen

by Corinne Duyvis — When I saw the interior design for my upcoming debut novel, I was thrilled. The title page is all black, starry skies, with stylish white text—it’s gorgeous. It meant I’d have a lot more trouble finding a proper signing pen, though, and I thought I’d share my findings here for anyone […]

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Planning a Series

by Susan Dennard – A few weeks ago, I got this question in my inbox: How would you go about outlining [a trilogy]? Would you outline it as a whole or each book individually? Awesome question! And obviously, everyone outlines/plans series differently, so I can only tell you how I plan a series. Hopefully that information […]

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Art Speaks

Kat Zhang – (I found an old post in my files and found it to still ring very much true. So I edited it a bit and posted. Hope it rings true for you guys, as well!) Let’s talk about art. Anything? Anyone want to go first? . Okay, I’ll go first. . I love […]

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Pressures of Publishing part two

by Jodi Meadows – Last month I posted part one of the Pressures of Publishing. That post has a bunch of caveats and reminders that I know how lucky I am to be able write books that other people can read. So this time, I’ll just jump right in with a list. Obviously experiences will […]

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Character Movement & Characterization

by Kat Zhang – When coming up with a new character, or trying to introduce him (or her) to the reader, writers often focus on what he looks like, or perhaps how he talks. What color hair does he have? What color eyes? (fiction, as a whole, is very obsessed with eyes, and I totally […]

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