Which Point of View is Right for You?

Recently, a writer friend of mine wrote a wonderful post about which point of view (POV) she prefers to use in her manuscripts. This got me thinking about what I prefer because lately, I’ve had some epiphanies about POV. Specifically this: the POV you use in your story actually matters. It seems like such an obvious statement. I’m certain you’re thinking, Duh, Sooz! Of course POV matters! But now I’m going to ask you a tough […]

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April Releases!

Woohoo! April is here! And you know what that means—more books! Okay, and spring is here. And there’s nothing like reading a new book out in the sun. And if you’re anything like me, you probably want more titles than you’ll be able to read. I wish I could list ALL of April’s releases, but in the interest of our wallets, I’ve decided to only list some. So here’s a list of the select few titles […]

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The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas Releases Today!

If you aren’t one of those people who pre-ordered The Assassin and the Desert or instantly downloaded it the moment you woke up this morning (erm, as I did), then NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO GET IT. Trust me: you want it. And not just because of the lovely yellow and turquoise cover, but because it’s a truly wonderful read. In case you weren’t aware, this is the second novella to release (the first was The Assassin […]

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Secondary Characters

I love creating characters. I love love love creating characters. More than anything, character creation is by far my absolute favorite part of the writing process–and no character is more fun for me than The Secondary Character. (or Secondaries, what I call them for short) Protagonists (and usually antagonists) get plenty of attention—but sometimes I feel like Secondaries are left by the wayside, and slotted in whenever convenient. Certainly these types of characters are necessary, […]

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Life as a Publishing Sales Rep

Ah, publishing. The glamorous life of schmoozing with authors, publishing great books, lounging around in comfortable chairs reading for hours on end, and attending a whole lot of parties and events. Right? Generally, when people think of the publishing industry, they think of  writers and editors. When writers think of the publishing industry, they think of literary agents and editors and bookstores and that damn slush pile. And even if you don’t really realize it, […]

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