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My first book came out today, and I couldn’t be more excited. On the outside, I’m a bit jangly, fueled by espresso and a double-shot of pure joy. But believe it or not, inside of me, there’s a quiet sense … 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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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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We’ve all heard about (or maybe even know!) writers with bad additudes–scribblers who are bitter, self-important, unrealistic, or just plain old hard-headed. I worry about that quite a bit–I don’t want that to be me.  I’m no expert, but here’s … Continue reading

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Myth: 1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, … Continue reading

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Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of posts written about the future of publishing. This weekend I also watched The Planet of the Apes and howled at the trailer for the 1980 crap-tastique movie The Apple, a dystopian pastische about … Continue reading

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