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I Broke These Writing Rules & Loved It

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In no particular order: 1. Write every day. (Not every day is a writing day. Some days are recharge and reflect days. Others are step-away-from-the-ms-before-you-revise days. Others are go live your life days.) 2. Butt in chair. (Or couch. Or bed. Or blanket on the grass on a breezy spring day.) 3. Write what you…
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News Flash: Signings, Celebrations, and One-Eyed Dogs

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Congrats to Morgan, who won a signed copy of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME from Hazel Gaynor! From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester confirmed two readings/signings for the launch week of CHASING THE SUN! She’ll be reading at Austin-based indie, The Book Spot, on Thursday, June 5 and at Books & Books in Miami on…
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LYNNE RAIMONDO Tells an Unbelievable Story + GIVEAWAY

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Today we have mystery author Lynne Raimondo as our guest, and this is a real treat: She’s going to tell us a story! Yes, yes, it has implications for writing what’s “believable,” and it’s a writing lesson–but also A STORY. Lynne is the author of the mystery DANTE’S WOOD, called “taut, compelling, and very moving”…
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A Fun Interview with Literary Agent Elizabeth Kracht: Keanu, Cocktails, and Puerto Rico

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I’m excited to introduce you to agent extraordinaire Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates. I met Liz at the Book Passage Mystery Conference three years ago. She’s the kind of agent you want for a 1-on-1 pitch session because she’s approachable and easy going and fun. She’s also the kind of agent you want…
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Agent Interview with Brandi Bowles: A Comprehensive Look at What Makes Her Accept or Reject a Manuscript

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I’m so excited to welcome my agent, Brandi Bowles of Foundry Literary + Media, to The Ball today. Brandi and I met nearly four years ago at the Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference in Austin, Texas, when I pitched her my book during a one-on-session. In those short ten minutes (and in…
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