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642 Posts: Our Authors
July 1, 2020
The Conundrum of Writing YA"I really loathed high school."
June 25, 2020
Seeing the World Through Writer-Tinted Glasses"There are so many different ways to see the world."
June 22, 2020
Check out the final cover for LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS by Aiden Thomas!The moment you've been waiting for has arrived... feast your eyes on the cover for Aiden Thomas' next novel!
June 18, 2020
Publishing: The Cindy Anstey Reality"The reality of being published—particularly by Swoon Reads—is nothing like my pre-published musings."
June 17, 2020
Check out the final cover of WE ARE THE FIRE by Sam Taylor!The moment you've been waiting for has arrived... feast your eyes on the cover for Sam Taylor's debut novel!
June 16, 2020
Sometimes You Just Need a Do-Over"I’ve learned that there is no one way to write a book (if only there was!) and the magic really is in the revision."
June 12, 2020
Writing: The Great Escape"What if you could go away at no cost? 'Impossible,' you say. Not at all; sit at your desk and start imagining."
June 10, 2020
Accepting the Demise of Your Darlings"I’ll let you in on a little secret: I really enjoy editing."
June 4, 2020
When Stuck In Panic Mode, Make a Game Plan"Otherwise known as: How Maggie Stiefvater Made Me Wonder If I Had Even Written a Book At All."
June 3, 2020
First Drafts Come from Asking "What If?""I love to take what I actually know and ask 'What if?'"
May 14, 2020
All That Lore and More"So, this was going to be a book about angels, I thought. Well, not quite."
May 8, 2020
Behind the Book Scenes: Location, Location, Location"I knew this was where the story took place and that’s how I would have to write it."
April 30, 2020
Defining a Book's Personalities Through Character Sketches"I’ve found with a collage, I’m able to capture a visual representation of the mood or tone that character has."
April 24, 2020
Celebrating in the Time of Coronavirus"Leading up to release day, I was sure I’d sit in my apartment feeling miserable."
April 20, 2020
First Draft Report: Good Reading = Good Writing"Some of my greatest ideas come from reading other people’s books."
April 16, 2020
Asexual Representation in YA: Part II"I’m so happy to see more books with ace rep coming out in the last few years."
April 14, 2020
First Drafts: One Bite At a Time"As someone wise once said, the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time."
April 9, 2020
The Marketing Struggle Is Real"What more could there be once the book was completely finished, right?"
April 8, 2020
Editing: Some Secrets Need Telling"After you finish actually writing the book, the next thing you do is... rewrite the book."
April 2, 2020
First Drafts: Heart, Soul, and TwangSometimes inspiration can come from binge-watching a TV show—in this case, Nashville.
March 30, 2020
First Drafts: Fear of the Unknown"Sometimes something really special can come from something completely terrifying."