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My 2014 Writing Plan

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Last year I posted about my writing business plan and my goals for 2013, so today I thought I’d look back and see just how much I did (and did not) accomplish, and also give some insight into my upcoming … Continue reading

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Inspiring Stats from the Write Like Crazy Challenge

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I am still speechless at how successful this challenge was! I was honestly afraid when I posted about the challenge that I would hear nothing but crickets back at me. That I would post my final word count and no … 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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Announcing the Write Like Crazy NaNoWriMo Challenge!

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Insignia finalists will be posted soon, but today, I’m announcing yet another contest. And depending on how it goes, this might be your last chance to win an ARC of CRESS!   Many of you know that I’ve done NaNoWriMo multiple … Continue reading

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Full STEAM Ahead: My First-Ever Keynote Speech

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Last Thursday I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Teen Librarian Summit in Worcester, MA. (And I was so nervous, you guys, you don’t even know.)   The focus of the summit was the … 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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The Heartless Timeline: Steps to Selling a New Project

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IT’S OFFICIAL!! The Heartless sale was announced in PW today. Here it is:   Feiwel Re-ups Meyer For Macmillan’s Feiwel and Friends imprint, Jean Feiwel and Liz Szabla took world English rights to two new YA novels by bestseller Marissa … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Friday, Sept. 13

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These semi-regular “A Day in the Life” posts are my attempt to answer the frequently asked question: “What does a typical writing day look like?” At least with a better answer than: “I have no typical writing day.” Enjoy!     … Continue reading

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Designing a Dream Writing Cottage

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Years ago, I read an article in Writer’s Digest about an author who had a personal writing cottage in their backyard, constructed from beautiful vintage windows and surrounded by a quaint English garden. That’s been a dream of mine ever … Continue reading

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Solo Presentations for Authors: A Breakdown (plus, SDCC cosplay!)

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I just got back from San Diego Comic-Con!! Here I am with my husband, rocking our fairy tale costumes:   We’re already contemplating what we might be next year. I suggested Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask (adolescent dream come true!), … Continue reading

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