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Another Reason Novels Are More Important Than Math

currently playing on my iPod: Yes, I Would by Frightened Rabbit Yup. I said it. So there, sixth grade math teacher that gave me detention way back when. Last night, I had dinner with some friends, one whose first language … Continue reading

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What Ed Sheeran’s Music and YA Paranormal Books Have In Common

currently playing on my iPod: You Need Me, I Don’t Need You by Ed Sheeran Okay. I realize that the title of this blog seems a bit of a stretch. But stick with me for a minute. Ed Sheeran, a … Continue reading

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Solutions for Awkward Writing: Part II

currently playing on my iPod: I’ve Got This Friend by The Civil Wars Today I thought we’d take a look at some awkward little things that tend to crop up in dialogue. Take a look at this. Get ready for … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Characterization

currently playing on my iPod: Yes Please by Muse You’ve decided to write a novel. You have a fantastic, fresh, tension filled premise and you’re ready to get started. Not so fast. If your premise is a good one (character … Continue reading

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A New Genre in Historical Fiction

currently playing on my iPod: Waiting In Vain by Annie Lennox As I sat down with my dinner of fried eggs, toast, and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, I was struck again by that nagging feeling–that my favorite … Continue reading

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