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March 7, 2018
Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon's Editing Update: Different in a Good Way
For me, editing was the most time consuming bit of writing Bound to You. Finishing the first draft was easy...
March 1, 2018
Swoon Author Kelly Zekas: From Acting Like a Writer to Becoming One
When I was six I was a fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I didn't have much to...
February 8, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: Writing Is Hard, But Editing Is Harder
Resilience. Some people are just born with that bounce-back-from-anything-all-is-good-with-the-world-no-big-deal attitude. But some of us (*cough* me) are forced to push...
February 1, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: The Sophomore Slump Is Real
In college, the “Sophomore Slump” for me was very real. My freshman year at Kenyon College was so thrilling. Newfound...
January 25, 2018
Swoon Author Claire Kann: Publishing Confessional — Behind the Swoon (Please Don’t Sue Me VH1!)
You decide to try to be a writer and get published. You give this dream your all. You forsake sleep...
January 4, 2018
Swoon Author Claire Kann: Thanks, Obama (No, But Really, Thank You.)
I never wanted to be a writer. Veterinarian? Yes. Pediatrician? Sure. Astronaut? Of course, but math. So much math. Although...
December 13, 2017
Swoon Author Claire Kann's Editing Update: Let's Talk About... Revisions*
*Yes, I am totally going to get as much mileage out of my title as humanly possible. But more than...
August 2, 2017
Swoon Author Tiffany Pitcock: Publishing Confessional – Promotion and Anxiety
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was eight years old. I still remember being in Mrs. Ireland...
July 27, 2017
Swoon Author Katy Upperman: A Day in the Life of a Nearly Published Author
Hi Swoon Friends! With Kissing Max Holden less than a week from publication (!!!) I thought it’d be fun to...
July 6, 2017
Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener: First Drafts – The Final Frontier
I love first drafts. Seriously. I love them. Everything about them, in fact. Honestly, if I could only write first...
June 29, 2017
Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener: A Rose By Any Other Name… Will Still Care What People Think
Constructive criticism can be extremely helpful. I really appreciate when a reviewer points out a mistake I made (it won...
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...
April 27, 2017
Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski: Has Anybody Seen My Motivation and If So, Could You Tell It to Contact Me ASAP?
I’ve been writing for most of my life and therefore have absolutely no idea why I still have this...
April 17, 2017
Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski: To Outline or Not to Outline?
(Psst, the answer is to outline.) (Except no, don’t listen to me. Do your own thing.) (That said, I...
February 15, 2017
Writing Will Always Welcome You Back
Hello Swoon Readers and Happy February! In fact, Happy 2017. I know we’ve been apart for quite some time...
February 9, 2017
Swoon Author L.E. DeLano: Oh, How Far We've Come, My Book and Me
I am a published author. Excuse me as I take a moment and just let that sink into my skin...
January 23, 2017
Swoon Author Shani Petroff: The True Story Behind ROMEO & WHAT'S HER NAME
In Romeo & What's Her Name, the main character Emily gets up on stage and attempts to perform Shakespeare...
January 12, 2017
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: Prove Them Wrong
Have you ever been scared to be good at something? I have. When I fell in love with writing, I...
December 9, 2016
Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski's Editing Update: Writing – Not Really a Solitary Activity
Everyone tells you that a first draft has to do nothing but exist. That's certainly true, but what comes...
October 28, 2016
Swoon Author Tiffany Pitcock's Editing Update: From Fear to Freedom
I have a confession to make, one that shames me as both an author and an English major: I hate...
October 14, 2016
Swoon Author Kiara London: Things Nobody Tells You About Editing
Confession time: I didn't think writers had 100% responsibility for editing their books. I was truly a romantic. Common...