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Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Deleted Scenes and Stranded Darlings
Hello Swooners!A long long time ago, we wrote a blog post about killing off all our darlings. We tried to sound ruthless and professional and writerly and efficient. But well, we have something to tell you. To confess, rather. We, uh… We don’t actually kill our darlings. It’s more like we put-our-darlings-on-a-remote-desert-island-where-no-one-can-find-them-but-we-memorize-the-coordinates-just-in-case. And we’ve found that ...
These Ruthless Deeds,
These Vicious Masks,
Writing Prompt: Instrumental Tunes
I have to listen to music while I work. Even when I'm reading, I'll often turn on instrumental music so I can still have some background noise without the distraction of lyrics. It just feels like I'm in a nice, little bubble.Music also makes for a really fun writing exercise, IMHO, especially lyric-less songs. Because if ...
How to Retell a Fairytale
I adore fairytales. And myths. And legends. I especially
adore retellings that present these stories I already love in a new and
different way. There’s something really special and amazing about mixing the
comfort of a familiar tale and the wonder of looking at it through a different
lens. That said, hitting the perfect balance between the old and ...
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Swoon Author Jen Wilde: A Launch Fit for a Queen
Last week, after a brief interruption from snowstorm Stella, the launch party for Queens of Geek was held at Kinokuniya Books in New York City.
Even with the freezing temperatures, slushy snow piling up on the footpaths and a slight change in schedule, to my pleasant surprise, people still turned out to hear me talk and get a signed copy ...
Queens of Geek,
You Swoon, You Sigh: The 10 Stages of Shipping
descended upon me last weekend while binge-watching Bates Motel—that prequel series to Hitchcock’s Psycho.
that’s the poster show for murder and hallucinatory angst, you ask?
no. It was the beautifully budding romantic tension between White Pine Bay’s
own Norma Bates and Sheriff Alex Romero that made me devolve into a puddle ...