One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

I always struggle to find balance when I write a first draft. I’m either tweaking adjectives and commas so obsessively that I fail to move forward, or I’m plowing ahead so blindly that I write myself into a complete mess of poor pacing, character inconsistencies, plot holes, the works. I think many writers fight this battle. We know rewriting a single paragraph seventeen times won’t help us finish the draft, so we plow onward. We […]

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The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Let’s start off with this: I love a good plague story. I’m a pretty cheery person, but there’s just something about that terrifying enemy you can’t see that does it for me. But because I’m a plague fan, I set the bar pretty high. I’m hard to impress. THE WAY WE FALL impresses me on every level. Today I’m giving away: A copy of THE WAY WE FALL in your choice of hardback or kindle […]

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Question of the Month: Favorite Scenes to Write?

Welcome to the very first Question of the Month, where one question is asked to the entire Pub Crawl group 🙂 This month’s question was: What type of scene do you like to write best? Kissy scenes? Fight scenes? Chase scenes? Other? Any particular reason why? And here were our answers! Erin Bowman I am a huge fan of action scenes, specifically, escapes. Running from the enemy, fleeing a bad guy, aborting a failed mission, breaking […]

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Interview with Lissa Price, author of Starters

Starters Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their […]

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Interview with Sara Wilson Etienne, author of Harbinger

A bit about Sara in her own words I used to dream of being a marine biologist but quickly realized that I love fantasy more than fact. Now I enjoy combining both to create stories that ask “What if?” I write in sunny California alongside my artist husband and my two dogs. My favorite days are spent disappearing into different universes, whether it’s traveling with Dr. Who, popping into a parallel world with Diana Wynne Jones, […]

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