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Thanks

I have been an emu now for almost three years. (This comment would need considerable clarification if made in any other venue.) So I’ve had plenty of time to say the things I wanted to say about this space in the publishing journey between contract and actual published book. 518 more words

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Writing for Charity: Refugee Benefit Auction

The kidlit community is incredibly talented and endlessly generous, and when those two forces come together, remarkable things happen. In 2012, authors, agents, and editors donated to KidLit Cares (led by Kate Messner and Joanne Levy) and  374 more words

The Half a Cow Rule

At the Burbank Writers Coffeehouse this afternoon, Peter Clines was discussing the differences between suspense, mystery, and a twist ending.

I’ll touch on those in another blog someday, but wanted to relay a story to illustrate the importance of a payoff after pages and pages of mystery or suspense. 478 more words

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Loving Your Literary Litter

Here’s the truth of it: The manuscript you first write may not be the exact same manuscript that convinces an agent to represent you. The “I-got-an-agent” manuscript may not be precisely the same manuscript that the two of you sell to a publisher. 548 more words

Warning to New Writers: Critiquers Gone Awry

I will immediately explain the title because not all people who critique your work are bad and not all paid editors are bad. Some can help tremendously. 1,026 more words

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Cemetery Riots Update

I’ve been updating the original post from four months ago every time we add a new author to the line up, but the post is buried underneath all the new ones. 165 more words

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A Chat with Agent Erin Murphy about The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox is a book I fell in love with on page one and could not put down until I read the very last word. 743 more words

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