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Swoon Author Sandy Hall's First Draft Report: Third Time's the Charm
I’m not going to lie to you, I love first drafts. I have a ton of ideas and I could probably write a first draft every month of the year if I had the time, and the focus. These first drafts would be terrible and I would never let anyone read them and they would just flounder on my ...
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The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: The Advice I Give Myself
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Writing advice is not one size fits all.This might seem like an obvious statement, but it’s not. At least not to me, not when I was starting out as a writer. And even now, five books later, I still want good advice to always translate ...
A Prom to Remember
Announcing THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE by Sandy Hall!
I feel like 75% of the time when I write a blog post for Swoon, it starts off with a confession. This one is no different.Confession: Writing a follow up book after A Prom to Remember was harder than I expected.I loved Prom. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I didn’t feel done with them ...
Been Here All Along,
The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate,
Sign Point to Yes,
A Little Something Different,
A Prom to Remember
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Bucky Barnes Gives Me Life, or Why Side Characters Are Important
Confession: I love Bucky Barnes.
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This realization didn’t exactly come as a shock to me. I’ve always been partial to side characters, particularly of the brooding variety.Main characters are great. I understand why people love Thor, Captain America, and Black Panther, but we know a lot about them. They have whole movies written about ...
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: The Struggle with Inspiration Drought
Lately, I’ve been experiencing something super frustrating: I’ve been dealing with an “inspiration drought.” I haven’t had a decent story idea in nearly two months. Usually I have several ideas floating around in the back of my head, waiting to be explored. But recently, it’s like I come up with ideas and immediately lose interest. So ...
A Prom to Remember,