Deb Kerry is Up a Tree with Katniss Everdeen

Monday, July 22, 2013

There’s a famous piece of writerly advice floating around the internet, which says, more or less: “Get your characters up a tree and throw rocks at them.” I can’t remember where it originated, although I think it might have been Stephen King. Wherever it came from, this bit of advice is all well and good for characters in a book, but what about those times when you start to feel…

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Deb Elise Discusses the Birds and the Bees of Book-to-Film

Okay, kids. Now when a movie producer and an author love each other very much… I’m in L.A., and have worked in the TV/film industry for several years, but I’ve never been an author with a movie-potential novel, so I had no idea how the process really works. I’d seen blurbs in the trades about book rights selling for huge sums of money, so I pretty much thought that was…

Monday, June 6, 2011
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Deb Elise on Writing and Eating at the Same Time

Allow me to clarify. Despite the subject line of this post, I’m not talking about the bowl of mixed berries and Corn Chex I’m gobbling as I type (I know, carbs at 10pm — what am I thinking?!). I’m talking about making a living writing, which is very different than writing for the pure passion of it. If you want to write only those things that take your breath away,…

Monday, May 9, 2011
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