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May 10, 2018
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: 7 Tips for Handling Constructive Criticism
Constructive criticism and writing go together like new shoes and blisters, nature hikes and poison ivy, three frozen mango margaritas...
May 7, 2018
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: A Paperback Cover Fit for a Princess
Imagine you are in one of your favorite places on Earth (the Magic Kingdom), which has been dubbed by many...
April 5, 2018
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo's Editing Update: A Few Points to Consider
Hey gang! I’m happy to be checking in with the Swoon Reads community today and giving you some updates...
November 13, 2017
Check Out the New Cover for THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo!
Since day one, Swoon Reads has definitely been a community. The feedback from its authors, readers, and visitors is critical...
June 19, 2017
Announcing THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo!
Hi guys! Today I’m particularly excited to be guest blogging on the Swoon Reads site, because I get to...
May 25, 2017
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: When It Comes to Release Events, It's A Family Affair!
I had my very first release event and signing back in August 2015 when How to Say I Love You...
May 19, 2017
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: Trust the Process
Ever since way back when, Swoon Reads has promised to “pull back the curtain” on the publishing industry, and in...
November 23, 2016
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: Don't Force It
November has come and gone in the blink of an eye. For some people, that’s a good thing. Some...
August 25, 2016
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: Mental Soundtracks
Coincidentally, it seems my weekly August blog posts have been alternating between serious and deep… and a bit lighter. Which...
August 18, 2016
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: It's an Art, Not a Science
Hey Swoon Reads community! I want to share with you a very personal narrative I penned back in January 2016...
August 11, 2016
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: Get to Know Your Characters
As a proud and prolific planner, I’m a huge fan of character development worksheets. I dare say one of...
August 4, 2016
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: YA Fiction in Times Like These
2016 thus far has been a great year at Swoon Reads. The online community continues to grow and thrive, bringing...
June 24, 2016
And the winning cover for THE TRUTH ABOUT HAPPILY EVER AFTER is...
It was love at first sight. I was nearly blinded by its dazzling beauty; I immediately fell head over (literal...
June 10, 2016
Announcing THE TRUTH ABOUT HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Karole Cozzo!
Every girl has imagined what it’s like to play a princess at one of the most popular theme park...
November 5, 2015
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: Karole's Basic Rules of Planning for NaNoWriMo
Definition of pantser: in the writing world, someone who prefers to write by the seat of their pants without any...
September 11, 2015
And the winning cover for HOW TO KEEP ROLLING AFTER A FALL is…
It was such a close race! And I can’t say that I’m at all surprised. All of the...
August 27, 2015
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: My Debut Novel is Finished… the Rest is Still Unwritten
Once upon a time, Publication (yes, with a capital P) was the Holy Grail. In the time that has passed...
August 20, 2015
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: The Difference A Year Makes – It’s Time to Party!
Near the end of June 2014, I received my first edit letter and had my first “edit letter review” conversation...
August 13, 2015
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: But They Don’t Know You Like I Know You
A quick Google search for “character development tools” will bring up a myriad of options. Some are worksheets a single...
August 6, 2015
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: A Different Kind of Hunger
Part of being married with young children involves being home and on the couch on Friday nights in time for...
December 11, 2014
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo: From Tragedy to Happily Ever After
Swoon Reads is looking for “new young adult love stories.” Romance. Ya know, all things warm and fuzzy, and unicorns...