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Marissa’s Guide to Writing a Graphic Novel: Part IV

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Welcome to the final installment of my blog series on how I wrote the WIRES AND NERVE graphic novels! If you missed any of the previous posts, start from the beginning.   The first three parts of this series were … Continue reading

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Marissa’s Guide to Writing a Graphic Novel: Part III

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In yesterday’s post, I talked a bit about my process for pre-writing (both novels and graphic novels), and some of the differences between the two. Today, I want to go into more detail on the actual writing of the script–particularly … Continue reading

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Marissa’s Guide to Writing a Graphic Novel: Part II

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In Part I of this blog series, I talked about where the idea for Wires and Nerve came from, and some of the resources I used to research graphic novel scriptwriting. The next step for me was very similar to my … Continue reading

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Marissa’s Guide to Writing a Graphic Novel: Part I

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       I’d intended to write this blog series when WIRES AND NERVE first came out last January, but never got around to it, so here – finally! – as we’re in the midst of celebrating the launch of … Continue reading

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The Random Heartless Research List

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  With just two weeks to go before Heartless  arrives bookstores, I thought I would share a curious little behind-the-scenes look into the creation of a novel.   Namely – the entirely bizarre things that we authors sometimes have to research.   The … Continue reading

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Querying and Agents: A Little Bit of Guidance

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Things that make me sad: When I respond to a piece of fanmail, especially those from aspiring writers, only for the email to bounce back! That happened this morning, so in the hopes that said fan might read this blog, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block, Schmiter’s Block

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I cannot believe that I’ve never done a blog post about writer’s block. I mean, that’s writer-blogger 101, isn’t it? Everyone’s done a post on writer’s block!   But I couldn’t find one in my archives, and it’s a pretty … Continue reading

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My Writing Process: Questions & Answers

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 (Quick reminder: I’ll be on the Fierce Reads tour that kicks off this Wednesday! See the tour dates and locations here: https://www.facebook.com/FierceReads/events)     I’m thrilled that so many of you found this series of blog posts to be helpful … Continue reading

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From Idea to Finished, Step 9: The Publisher’s Editorial Process

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The book is in the hands of the publisher and for once, you can take a breather! Hooray!   Depending on the publication schedule, this breather might be for a couple of weeks or it could potentially be months. I … Continue reading

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From Idea to Finished, Step 8: Tweaking and Polishing

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Finally, after months of research, brainstorming, outlining, and drafting, followed by multiple rounds of revision, getting feedback from my beta readers and editor, followed by yet more revision…   The Book. Is. Done.   Well, sort of.   The major … Continue reading

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