Tag Archive: Guest Author

2011 Guest Author Recap, Part II

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Last week we gave you the first of four Year-End Guest Author Recaps. We continue this month’s author rewind with eight more guest posts. 2011 Guest Authors, Part II April 5 ~ Creativity:… Continue reading

2011 Guest Author Recap, Part I

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We’ve had some great guest posts this year, covering the gambit of topics from writing that first draft to getting it published. As thanks, we’d like to give all of our guest authors a… Continue reading

The PLC Interviews A.S. King

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A.S. King’s newest YA novel, Everybody Sees the Ants (Little, Brown October 2011) is a Junior Library Guild selection, has received several starred reviews, and has been called “a subtly written, profoundly honest novel” by Booklist. Her… Continue reading

Building the (Story) Arc

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By Jodi Moore Confession time. I’ve been writing stories since I could hold a crayon. I’ve attended countless writer conferences, workshops and seminars. I hold a degree in education. But the concept of… Continue reading

The Right Word

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By Ingrid Sundberg Mark Twain famously once said “the difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter – it is the difference between the lightening and… Continue reading

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

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

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