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Monday, February 19, 2018

This week on the Ball, we’re talking about support systems! Writing can be an isolating process, and for my extroverted soul, that isolation can be rough. My sense of both myself and the rests of the universe is largely externally-generated, so having support systems that connect me to the rest of the universe is so important for me. And, I think it’s important to have support systems both with and…

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[News Flash] February 18, 2018

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Congratulations to @WordsThatStay1, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE, by Susan Bishop Crispell.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Tina LeCount Myers! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE SONG OF ALL. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @tlecountmyers + Giveaway of THE SONG OF ALL https://t.co/4y6PZEIjGH pic.twitter.com/IwIqM13iPb — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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[News Flash] Sunday February 11, 2018

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Congratulations to @AngelicaKate5, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS by Shannon Leone Fowler.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Susan Bishop Crispell! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Guest Post + Giveaway! #DreamingInChocolate by @sbcrispell https://t.co/HCmYq5gG1Y pic.twitter.com/zFU4BUxM5d — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 10, 2018 News from Former Debs: The…

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[News Flash] February 4, 2018

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Congratulations to @grobiemum, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of VOW OF CELIBACY by Erin Judge.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Shannon Leone Fowler! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Interview w/ @shannon_leone + #Giveaway for TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS https://t.co/7ydmxrswrX pic.twitter.com/5oF4B8EVlD — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 3, 2018   News…

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[News Flash] January 28, 2018

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Congratulations to K. A. Reynolds, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of ODDITY by Sarah Cannon.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Erin Judge! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of VOW OF CELIBACY. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @ErinJudge + Giveaway for VOW OF CELIBACY https://t.co/pAKXhqFOq7 pic.twitter.com/L7FYeNGu5C — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 27, 2018…

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[News Flash] January 21, 2018

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

  Congratulations to S. M. Roffey, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of a five-page critique by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sarah Cannon! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a signed copy of Oddity. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview + Giveaway with Sarah Cannon, Author of Oddity https://t.co/3goutlN7c7 pic.twitter.com/x6uNWaFSpa — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 20, 2018…

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The Beta Question

Monday, January 15, 2018

The above quote from the inestimable Neil Gaiman is a lot of why I’ve had beta readers since my fanfic days, but have never had a dedicated critique partner in another writer, at least not since leaving school. Writers have a much, much harder time resisting the urge to say how we would do something — which is not always helpful when talking to another writer. I think it can…

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[News Flash] January 14, 2018

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Congratulations to Cassie Frye, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON by Katherine Locke .   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Jennifer Johnson-Blalock! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a five page critique from Hyphen. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Guest Post by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock on the Dreaded Synopsis https://t.co/twMSfPbsxU pic.twitter.com/ijoYyW2F3b — The Debutante…

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Writing in Troubled Times

Monday, January 8, 2018

I’m a political junkie. It’s an inherited trait. I’m a government brat. My parents have both worked at the state and local level on and off throughout my life — in fact, it’s hard to think of a time when one or the other of them wasn’t in public service of some kind. Since my sister and I have been old enough to grasp the concepts, dinner conversations have often…

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[News Flash] January 7, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Katherine Locke! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Girl With The Red Balloon. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Katherine Locke (@bibliogato) + Giveaway of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON https://t.co/OaUKQqEld6 pic.twitter.com/Xj6APn4tMu — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 6, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:  …

Sunday, January 7, 2018
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