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Inside the Black Folders: Winter

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This is going to be a short post compared to those on Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, because so many of the items included in Winter’s black folder contain spoilers! and I don’t trust you guys not to zoom in on … Continue reading

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Winter: Draft #2 and What Happens Next

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As you may have noticed, I finished the second draft of WINTER, the fourth and final installation of the Lunar Chronicles, just over a week ago. And whoa boy, am I be happy to be out of that draft! This … Continue reading

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The Write Like Crazy NaNoWriMo Challenge: Did You Win?!

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Happy December, Novelists!   I, for one, am so happy that November is over, and also so pleased with what I accomplished in the past 30 days. This was a big month for me, and the Write Like Crazy Challenge … Continue reading

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Gearing up for NaNoWriMo!

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November is just around the corner, which means that writers everywhere are gearing up for the month of noveling insanity that is National Novel Writing Month! Many of you know that Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and now Heartless all started life as … Continue reading

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Subplots, Character Arcs, and Color Coding: My Process for Major Revisions

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As we near the end of July, I’m about halfway through Draft #2 of WINTER: Book Four of the Lunar Chronicles, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about my process for tackling this book, before I … Continue reading

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Winter: The Beginning of the End

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I’m expecting to receive copyedits on CRESS tomorrow morning, which means that after this week, my work on Book 3 of The Lunar Chronicles will be done!   (Well… except the page proofs. And writing the acknowledgments page. And all … Continue reading

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China, France, Northern Africa: Choosing the Lunar Chronicles Settings

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During the Scarlet Friday chat a couple weeks ago, the following question was asked: @EileenLi8: What made you choose the different settings that Cinder and Scarlet took place in? As this question requires an answer beyond 140 characters, I decided … Continue reading

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