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Swoon Author Danielle Banas: MEN IN TIGHTS Is Getting a Makeover!
I get the majority of my greatest ideas in the shower. I’m
convinced it’s because of the steam.
The title of Men in Tights
was no exception. Somewhere between blinking shampoo out of my eyes and
scrubbing behind my ears, inspiration struck. And considering I’m a person who
is notoriously terrible at coming up with titles for ...
Men in Tights,
The Supervillain and Me
And the winning cover for HOW TO BREATHE UNDERWATER is...
Look, I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its
cover, but let’s be real here, I’m going to do just that. I’ve also purchased
books just because of the way they feel in my hands. Covers are so so
important to me. I’ve been a member of Swoon Reads since the site ...
How to Breathe Underwater
Swoon Author Tiffany Pitcock: The Writing Process and Hands-On Editing
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve never been a big fan of
editing. One reason is that it feels like getting scolded (though I understand
that’s not what is happening). Seriously,
give me a first draft any day. The other reason is that I’m a hands-on person.
I can’t read a word document (or ...
Swoon Author Lydia Albano's Editing Update: A Great Big Learning Experience
I know it's somehow hip and cool to admit to being a procrastinator, and I know that I genuinely do work better under pressure (specifically the kind that comes from watching a deadline approach while twiddling my thumbs and then knowing I have three or four days to do a month's worth of work), but I can no ...
Tours 'R' Us: The 411 on Literary Road Trips, from a Publicist's POV
Regularly heard ‘round Publicity Row—that
corner of the Flatiron Building populated by suitcase-towing, caffeine-powered
elves—is the exclamation, “I haven’t seen you in weeks!” It’s no overstatement.
Spring and fall are peak seasons for book tours, meaning that publicists are
sprinkled all over the map—hoisting up banners, flapping covers, asking guests
how to spell their names ...
behind the scenes,