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Experimenting With Short Stories

Last month, Julie wrote an excellent blog post about “Choosing the Best Length for Your Story”, and I thought I’d offer another possibility for some writers: experimenting with short stories before writing a novel. My friend N.K. Jemisin (author of fabulous fantasy books you should read like the Inheritance trilogy and the Broken Earth series) often writes a short story as a “test run” for a novel she’s thinking about writing. For example, her story “Stone Hunger” allowed […]

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All Kinds of Writing

At Pub Crawl, we naturally focus on writing and publishing novels, but of course there are plenty of other careers out there for writers. Before I started writing young adult books, I was exclusively focused on science fiction and fantasy short stories — and I still manage to write at least a couple of those a year. Before short fiction, I was interested in writing screenplays and for television. Perhaps one day I will share my […]

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo releases today!

Today is a BIG DAY here at Pub Crawl! The long-awaited second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy releases today! *fires confetti cannon* Seriously, Leigh Bardugo is one sharp gal. Not only is she a valued contributor to this blog, but her Tumblr is epic, she contributes humorous pearls like this one to places like Tor.com, and somehow, she still makes time to write the amazing Grisha novels! (Thank you, Leigh!) We all LOVED Shadow and Bone and with Siege and […]

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