How to Make Your Writing Flow Better

How to Make Your Writing Flow Better

I discovered an old draft of my first novel the other day, and upon reading it, I was honestly shocked at how clunky the writing sounded. At...

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Why "The Book of Your Heart" is a Big, Fat Lie

Why "The Book of Your Heart" is a Big, Fat Lie

We all know that getting rejected sucks in general, but I've seen a lot of authors despairing over getting rejected with the "book ...

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Photography for Authors

Photography for Authors

After my last post about social media for authors , I got some questions about how authors can create nice photos for their social media. No...

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Social Media for Writers

Social Media for Writers

When a lot of writers hear "social media strategy," their first reaction is often to panic. Like, where do you even start with thi...

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"Can I Read Your Book?"

"Can I Read Your Book?"

We all know how it goes. You mention you've written a novel, and the person you're talking to goes, "Wait, you wrote a book?&qu...

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Writing Update: End of Summer

Writing Update: End of Summer

Last month, I wrote a post about how I wanted to finish the first draft of ARDEN HAYES' GUIDE TO SAVING LIVES by the end of summer . Lon...

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Writing Authentic Teenage Dialogue

Writing Authentic Teenage Dialogue

Writing authentic dialogue is a crucial component in writing a believable story. When you're an adult writing YA, though, it can be chal...

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