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Curb Chat Episode 10: Resurrecting Your Writing Routine

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Hey everyone! It’s been a bit hectic around here, which makes this week’s podcast topic rather fitting: resurrecting your writing routine. Ever have a life event interrupt your writing routine, and then lament on… Continue reading

Letting Go of What I Can’t Control

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The first week of the month we do confessions around here. (We are the Parking Lot Confessional, after all.) Here’s what’s on my mind… I’m taking a ceramics class this semester and really… Continue reading

Curb Chat Episode 9: Geek Out On This

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We’re back with a new episode of Curb Chat, our bi-monthly podcast. This one is a lot of fun, as we talk about the things we’re currently geeking out on in pop culture.… Continue reading

Creating characters is a little like making friends

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The PLC hit a bit of a rough patch there, with all of us encountering various hazards on our little writing roadways, which sent us swerving about into ditches and oncoming traffic. But… Continue reading

Sharing Ideas Before They’re Done

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I might be superstitious. Actually, I know I am. Just not in the usual way. I’m superstitious about clothes. If bad things happen when I wear a certain shirt, I get paranoid about… Continue reading

Curb Chat Episode 8: Book Formats

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Our latest episode of our bi-monthly podcast is now uploaded and ready for your listening pleasure! In this episode we have a lively discussion about book formats: print vs. audio vs. ebook. This… Continue reading

What You Can and Cannot Control

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The writing life is a lot like regular life. There are ups and downs. Things you can control and things you can’t. For the most part, you can control when you write, as well… Continue reading

One Stop, Part 3

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If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2, please do before you read on. If you have, buckle in and get ready for part three… One Stop, Part 3 The wipers sighed… Continue reading

Curb Chat Episode 7: The Truth About Writing

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Our latest episode of Curb Chat, our bi-monthly podcast, is now online. W00t! In this episode, we tackle the truth about writing: the things we believed were true about writing but turned out to be… Continue reading

Finding Your Voice

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During the recent SCBWI conference in LA, a panel of editors talked about what writers should and shouldn’t have in their manuscripts. The one thing they all agreed every manuscript should have is voice.… Continue reading

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