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Interview with Mary Elizabeth Summer, Author of TRUST ME, I’M LYING

Good Morning, Readers! Today I have the talented Mary Elizabeth Summer to talk about her debut YA novel, Trust Me, I’m Lying (October 14, 2014 from Delacorte Press)! But first, here’s a bit about the book: Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s… Read more »

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Why You (& Every Writer You Know) Should Attend WriteOnCon

I’ll go ahead and admit it. The title of this post is a bit misleading. Technically WriteOnCon is only for writers of Paperback books through New Adult, but, regardless of the category you write in, you can learn a lot by attending. What’s WriteOnCon? You don’t know?? Haha joking. It’s only the coolest online (FREE!)… Read more »

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DON’T (…A word of advice from Ang Lee)

Good Morning Readers! (sung to the tune of “Good Morning Baltimore”) Oh, oh, oh woke up today feeling the way I always do…Okay, we’re done with that. I doubt anyone actually wants to hear me sing (although I did do theater and choir for 6-7 years). I digress…as I sit here, beside my beautiful Autumn… Read more »

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Recap: Maud Casey & Karen Russell’s visit to Wellesley College!

Yesterday at 4:30pm, authors Maud Casey & Karen Russell (from left to right) visited Wellesley College as a part of The Newhouse Center’s Distinguished Writer Series.  I’d heard about Karen Russell before the event.  I mean she’s a recent MacArthur fellow (my dream!), was on The New Yorker’s 20 under 40, and Swamplandia!, her first… Read more »

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A Caution to Writers…

(like seriously…who made them the expert???) I recently read this post by my father on his blog  titled “Is Thinking Dead?“  It’s a really good post and in it is his signature, taking of a word we know and breaking it down.  In the post he talks about FEAR or what he calls False Evidence Appearing… Read more »

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Must Follow Blogs for Writers

Hello My Fantastically Lovely Readers, A writer’s journey is often a very lonely one however we tend to make it lonelier than it has to be by not reaching out to those individuals/groups that have resources we need. For me, when I decided I wanted to pursue writing professionally I didn’t know what to do or where to go.  Luckily this blog… Read more »

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Some Advice to Fellow Writers

Yesterday I received an email from fellow writer Andrea Black, I replied to her email but I’d like to share it with you because I think it’s a question a lot of people might have:

Basically Andrea asked me “how do you get started, and how do you find a focus?”

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Writing Wisdom from Cherríe Moraga

CHERRIE MORAGA LectureToday or rather tonight Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright, Cherríe Moraga, came to speak at my college.  Among sharing with us some beautiful stories from her newest book, which I have to buy,  A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness, she shared some great advice to writers and artists alike.

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The Avengers – On Writing

Well as we all know, if the Avengers say it then it must be true…now only if I can find a place on my wall to put this 😉

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King’s On Writing – Review

I just started reading On Writing, when I finish I’ll definitely post about it but this is a great review. If you are a writer you MUST/NEED to read his book. King has an amazing no bullsh*t approach to writing and life, something that is said and seen from the first few pages. Enjoy! Whimsically… Read more »