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Guys. GUYS. I AM HAVING AN UGLY CRY ABOUT POSTING THIS AND I AM STILL IN SHOCK AND I CAN’T STOP SHOUTING IN RANDOM CAPS-LOCKY WAY BECAUSE… My agent sold my debut. Our first book deal.  (C’mon. I know you … Continue reading

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Writing friends, I just gave up. Completely surrendered. Again. And you know what? It felt great. I’ll probably do it again tomorrow. And the next day, too. I see the confusion on your face. Surrender?? Gave up on what??? Stuff … Continue reading

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If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard “Show, Don’t Tell’ a million times. It’s one of those maxims you can’t escape. But I’m going to stick my neck out and declare… I think that advice has led to a lot … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I love a book so much I have to shout it from the rooftops. Leigh Bardugo’s debut, Shadow and Bone, is that kind of read–seriously one of my absolute top picks for 2012! Of course I had to beg … Continue reading

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I belong to a great writers’ workshop, and we put on a writers’ conference every year. And this year, DFWcon melted my face off like Dave Grohl rocking during a Foo Fighters’ encore set. Lemme give you 10 reasons why: … Continue reading

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I have news! The University of Texas at Arlington contacted me about developing/teaching a few courses for writers. This spring, I’m teaching Writing Young Adult Books. You do NOT have to be a UTA student. Anyone can enroll. The class … Continue reading

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So…exciting things are happening. Amazing, wonderful things! I blogged about 2012 being The Year of Impossible Things, and suddenly, some things are starting to look…well, pretty darn possible. But. Here’s the deal. Here be dragons. Okay, maybe there’s just one … Continue reading

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