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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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When to Put the Baby (Your Book) to Bed

For every book I’ve written, there are at least two that will never see the light of day. Even with three books under my belt, not everything that shoots from my pen sparkles. I recently decided not to pursue a manuscript for which I had already written 30,000 words. It was hard, especially after having spent six months researching for it. And it won’t be the last time that happens. So, how do you know […]

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Ask PubCrawl: Short Stories, Novellas, and Write for Hire

Last time on Ask PubCrawl, I answered questions about how to land internships in publishing. This month, we got a few questions about writing in different forms (short story, script, novella, etc.). As always, you can listen to our podcast episodes, email us, or send us an ask through Tumblr if you have any publishing/writing related questions, and we may answer them in the future! From Triona: Hi, I’ve been following Pub Crawl for years and I’ve so much respect […]

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Things I Do While Editing

This is with pretty much every book I’ve ever written. One day, I hope to learn from my mistakes and really streamline the process, but I’m working on what will be my seventh published book (sixth solo, and but eleventh if you count novellas) and I’m still doing all these things. 1. I always have a few drafts where I work really hard to keep sentences I like. I move them around. I make them more […]

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