Superstitious Reads for Friday the 13th

by Rachel Seigel — As we all know, Friday the 13th has long been considered a day of bad luck in Western Culture, making it the most feared day and date in history. While we all react differently to the day (some people even stay home and refuse to leave their homes), most of us can admit to having at least one or two superstitions. What you may not realize is that superstition is also […]

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Guest Post: Creativity Compost (plus giveaway!)

Where do you get your ideas? If you’re a writer, you probably just cringed. At least for me, it’s the single most common question I get asked, sitting right above “What, like a real writer, with books?” and “Wow, do you have a castle like J.K. Rowling?” Still, despite having answered this question a hundred times over, I always still groan on the inside when I hear it. Because it’s not a simple question to […]

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Pub(lishing) Crawl at Comic-Con!

Are you going to be attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con event? If so, you MUST meet up with us Pub(lishing) Crawlers! From panels to signings to ol’ fashioned exploring, we’ll be spanning Comic-Con from Thursday to Sunday–and we’d LOVE to see you! Quick Tip for First Timers: Wear comfortable shoes—you’ll be on your feet all day—and layering your clothes is a must. According to veteran Marie Lu, “all the crowds make for the occasionally […]

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The (Dreaded?) Love Triangle

Okay, I can hear your facepalms already. There are few things more prevalent in modern lit (or lit in general, I guess) than the Love Triangle, regardless of what genre the book happens to be in, and it seems like readers usually split into two general camps on this–they either love them, or hate them with the force of a thousand supernovas. I have to admit, however, that for me, it just depends. I’ve read […]

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Staying Inspired

There’s this thing in writing. You know it. That burst of inspiration. That dizzy can’t-eat-can’t-sleep love for a new story idea. That feverish hunching over your keyboard to get all the thoughts down as swiftly as possible, before they go the way of so many 1AM ideas. You probably know that feeling. And then the feeling that comes when you’re a few chapters in and struggling to find the courage to sit down at the […]

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