Author Archive

Finding Your Niche

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by Kevin Hearne Urban fantasy is a vast, undiscovered country that’s still in its early growth period as a genre. If you’re looking for a place to break into the market, I think… Continue reading

An Interview with Elana Johnson

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Elana Johnson is the author of Possession, her debut novel from Simon & Schuster. She is also a founding author of the QueryTracker blog, blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers and… Continue reading

Setting, Characters, Plot, Style, and The Big 4 + 3

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by Jack Mangan Storyteller job 1: Transport Your Audience Ensure that some element or elements of your work takes them to another place, where they can feel something poignant, something that will impact… Continue reading

The Two Manuscript Dilemma

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by Darcy Pattison Did you know that when you write something and type the end, you really have two manuscripts? There’s the manuscript in your head and the manuscript on the page and… Continue reading

Digital Books: Seismic Shift or Fad?

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by Jon Lewis Thanks to eReaders like the iPad, Kindle and Nook, the distribution and consumption of digital books is exploding, and it’s causing a ripple effect throughout the publishing industry. But what… Continue reading

Most Important: Ignore The Rules

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by Beth Bernobich When a new writer joins a workshop, they often run smack into a wall of ruls. No head-hopping! Kill all adverbs! Third person only! Usually, the ones spouting those rules… Continue reading

An Honest Look at Being Published

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by Anthony Huso When Amy asked me to guest at PLC, the first thing I did was go to the site and read how the group started.  What I found was an earnest… Continue reading

Getting It Done

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by Jon Sprunk Thank you so much for inviting me here today. I’m still new to this “author” thing, so contributing to a blog like this is very cool and exciting for me.… Continue reading

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t Young Adult?

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by Clay and Susan Griffith Thank you for inviting us to contribute to this blog. There has been a lot of august company before us, so we hope we’ll have something interesting to say.… Continue reading

Are You Telling The Story, or Vice-Versa?

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by Tom Leveen I’ve yet to meet a writer who hasn’t admitted at least once that his or her characters are the ones telling the story; that the writer is but the humble… Continue reading

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