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A Guide to Lunar Chronicles Character Traits

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I’ve been getting lots of questions lately about what my characters look like—even down to specifics, like how tall they are. For ease of use and to encourage all ye fanartists (and maybe inspire some of you for the Design … Continue reading


Forthcoming Novels, Stories, and Secret Projects

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The last few months spent on a blogging hiatus have not been in vain—I’ve been one busy writer-ess! So I thought I’d clue you all in to what’s been happening behind the scenes and some projects you have to look … Continue reading


Introducing FAIREST: Levana’s Story

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The news has just been released, complements of I’ll have a new full-length novel coming out in January titled FAIREST: Levana’s Story, and just like the title suggests, this book will be delving into the backstory of Queen Levana, … Continue reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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