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Introducing The Happy Writer Podcast!

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Hey readers! Exciting news: I’ve started a podcast! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and this season of COVID-19 felt like the right time to give it a shot. In The Happy Writer Podcast, I’ll be … Continue reading

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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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