The Mysterious Getting of Ideas

One of the most common questions writers get is about their ideas: where they get them, what they are doing when they get them, and why they get them. As far as I can tell, the getting of ideas is a very mysterious process. Everyone wants to know about it. Well, my friends, I’m here to give you some answers. I’ve asked the question so you don’t have to. Where do the Pub Crawl girls […]

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Free Thaddeus by John Gosselink

by Rachel Seigel — In the spirit of Middle Grade Monday, today’s recommendation is a middle-grade read aimed squarely at reluctant boy readers between ages 9 and 13. Meet Thaddeus Ledbetter. He’s a too-smart-for-his-own-good seventh-grader who through no fault of his own (or so he claims) has ended up stuck in in-school suspension for the remainder of the school year. You see, Thaddeus has all the answers, and he’ll happily tell you how to do […]

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What We’re Reading

The weekend is here! Which, for a lot of people, means READING! And in case you were wondering what books we currently have our noses in, here they are: Susan Dennard is re-reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Erin Bowman is reading Shadow & Bone by our very own Leigh Bardugo Sarah J. Maas is reading The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop Kat Zhang just finished A Storm of Swords by George R.R. […]

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Cover Lust: Classic Covers and Sentimental Favorites

I thought I’d take a different approach to Cover Lust this week and peruse old books. Books whose covers are utterly timeless or books whose covers remind me of the story within. For example, Catch-22—a book I have read so much, the pages are barely attached to the spine and almost every other sentence is underlined. The cover is both eye-catching to a modern reader and heart-warming (at least to me). The same for Slaughterhouse-Five, a book […]

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Leaving Pub Crawl

After two and a half years with Let The Words Flow, and now Pub[lishing] Crawl, which is basically forever in internet time, I’ve made the decision to step down as a contributor to this blog project. If you’d like to read my reasons, you’re welcome to visit this post on my personal blog. But given that this is my last day posting, and my last opportunity to speak to you all, I’d rather use this […]

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