Tag Archives | Julie Eshbaugh

Happy Thanksgiving! We are Thankful for Passionate Readers

I have always been a reader. Throughout my life, I’ve fallen in love with one book after another, rearranging my shelves so that my favorite-of-the-moment gets the best spot. When I really love a book, just the sight of the cover will make me happy. I try to keep my room arranged so I can see the cover of several favorite books when I open my eyes in the morning. I guess this is just […]

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Creating Character Voice

Hi PubCrawlers! Julie here, and today I want to talk a bit about Character Voice—that is, the pattern of thought and speech that is unique to each character. A strong and distinct voice will help bring a character to life on the page. I want to be clear in differentiating Character Voice from Writer’s Voice, or the voice you as a writer bring to your stories. JJ and Kelly have a great podcast about Writer’s […]

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Creating a Satisfying Character Arc

Hi all! Julie here! Today I’d like to talk about character arc—what it is and why it matters. I’d also like to share my own personal approach to creating an arc for a character. A character arc is the change that happens to a character in response to the events of the plot. A cowardly character might become brave, a stingy character might become generous, or a timid character might become confident. Those are broad […]

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You Tell Us: What’s Your Go-to Book Recommendation?

Hello PubCrawlers! Now that my debut YA novel, Ivory and Bone is out in the world, some of my friends who don’t normally read YA have given it a try. Most of these friends have discovered they enjoy YA, (hooray!) and a few have asked me for further recommendations. So today we’d like you to tell us: What’s your go-to book recommendation—YA or otherwise? Here are a few of ours. Please share yours in the […]

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Trunk Novel Snippets

Talk to just about any published writer, and they’ll be able to regale you with all their novels-that-never-came-to-be. Maybe they’ll call them their “practice” novels. Or their “trunked” novels. Or simply novels they’ve “set aside for now.” Maybe they’ll only have one or two of them. Maybe they’ll have twenty. But very rarely will a writer publish the very first book they write—and then go on to publish every story they write afterward. These can […]

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