After The First Book Doesn’t Sign or Sell

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions: What if this book doesn’t land me an agent? Worse, what if I do sign with someone, but then the book never sells? How can I give up this amazing story? I’ve been with this book so long it’s like my kid! Will my agent drop me if I don’t sell? Am I going to be the biggest failure ever if this book isn’t a success? […]

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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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