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July 30, 2015
Guest Author B.T. Gottfred: Love to Write and Write to Love
Hey beautiful fellow writers and readers: My name is b.t. gottfred and I’m super excited to talk writing...
May 28, 2015
Guest Author Anna Banks: Publishing Confessional — Expectations vs. Reality
Oh how naïve we are when we sign our first book deal. Remember those carnival games where you take a...
May 21, 2015
Guest Author Anna Banks: Finding Your Writing Voice
It’s said that everything about writing can be taught — grammar, dialogue mechanics, show vs. tell — except voice. They say...
May 14, 2015
Guest Author Anna Banks: What I Love About YA Romance
When I was a teen, YA romance wasn’t a thing yet. The closest that we could come to it...
May 7, 2015
Guest Author Anna Banks: The Phone Call — and the Craziness That Ensued!
Everyone dreams of getting “the phone call” from an agent who’s head over heels in love with your work...
April 30, 2015
Guest Author Sarah J. Maas: Just Show Up and Write
So, as I’m writing this post, I’ve got just about a week until A Court of Thorns and...
March 26, 2015
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Publishing Confessional
Publishing a book and seeing it in a bookstore isn’t enough for me. If you’re a writer, I...
March 19, 2015
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Carving Angels — Process and Practice
This quote has become my mantra as of late and one that I share with my creative writing students. I...
March 12, 2015
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Why YA Romance Gets Me Every Time
When I was a little girl, my grandparents’ room was filled with Harlequin romances. My grandma devoured them. There were...
March 5, 2015
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: My Publishing Journey
Trying to get your first book published is a marathon, not a dash. I’m not a runner, so the...
September 25, 2014
Guest Author Nikki Kelly’s Publishing Confessional
Expectations vs. Reality What do you initially expect when you set out to write a novel? I guess you just...
September 18, 2014
Writing Advice from Guest Author Nikki Kelly
I’d hasten to start this post by saying that I do not hold any degrees in English (or any...
September 11, 2014
Why I Love YA by Guest Author Nikki Kelly
The reason I love YA above all other genres is because the stories themselves are faster-paced than in other genres...
September 4, 2014
My Publishing Story by Guest Author Nikki Kelly
To really document my publishing journey, I think it would only be right to start at the very beginning… My...
August 21, 2014
Getting the Feelings Out – Writing Advice from Guest Author Isabel Gillies
Wow do I not like writing about writing! I have been sitting here in front of this screen for a...
August 14, 2014
The Power of Love – A Guest Post by Author Isabel Gillies
As a teenager, wait, scrap that – on this very day I am a die-hard romantic. I’ve have loved thinking...
August 7, 2014
Bizarre and Wonderful: The story of how I got published by Guest Author Isabel Gillies
Starry Night came into the world in a sort of round about way. I had written two memoirs previously. One...
July 31, 2014
Publishing Surprises: 11 Things I’ve Learned — A Guest Author Post By Mary Pearson
Before I was published, all I wanted was to BE published. That was it. Validation I wanted to know that...
July 24, 2014
Wading Through the Muddle: Writing Tips from Guest Author Mary Pearson
I have written a dozen novels now (three which are and will remain unpublished) and with every one my process...
July 17, 2014
Why Write About Love? A Guest Author Post by Mary Pearson
Armies have marched for it. Wars have been waged. Taj Mahal’s built. Poisons drunk. Oh. And I can’t...
July 10, 2014
How I Got Published: A Guest Author Post By Mary Pearson
Let me back up about twenty years and give you some background. I ALWAYS wanted to be a writer. Always...