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September 25, 2018
Lights, Camera, ACTION: The Importance of Starting in a Scene
There's no better way to immerse a reader in your story right away than by starting in a scene. Editor Kat B. explains!
September 10, 2018
Swoon Author Vicky Skinner: The 7 Stages of Grief—uh, I mean—Editing
The author of How to Breathe Underwater breaks down the 7 steps of getting your very first edit letter.
September 4, 2018
ICYMI: Your Guide to Read Month on Swoon Reads
Another submission deadline has passed, which means it's time for another Read Month!
August 30, 2018
From the Swoon Squad: Don't Give Up (Part IV)
Feeling down about not getting selected this season? Our Swoon authors have some words of wisdom for you.
August 23, 2018
Swoon Author Shannon Klare: You Mean It Happened?
From football games to barn hide-and-seek, Surviving Adam Meade contains a lot from Shannon's own high school life.
August 16, 2018
Swoon Author Vicky Skinner: Writing + Other Types of Art
Art informs art, and any kind—whether it's music, movies, or visual art—can be used as inspiration for your writing.
August 13, 2018
Writing Prompts: A User's Guide
Swoon staffer Val O. shares three essential tips for how to use writing prompts to your full advantage.
August 6, 2018
Guest Author Roshani Chokshi: Finding the Right Writing Rituals for You
There's no "right" way to write. Bestselling author Roshani Chokshi shares some wisdom for finding what works for you.
August 2, 2018
Swoon Author Devon Taylor's Editing Update: When Things Click Into Place
Editing is hard, but luckily you don't have to do it alone. The author of The Soul Keepers shares his editing journey.
July 27, 2018
Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin's Editing Update: Finding a Drafting Schedule That Works for You
"Write a little every day" is very common writing advice, but it just doesn't work for everyone.
July 20, 2018
MadCap Retreat Scholarship Recipient: Writing Cross-Culturally and Forming a Community
Phoebe L. shares what she learned about writing outside your own marginalizations and diversity at a MadCap Retreat.
July 19, 2018
Swoon Author Danielle Banas: Finding the Perfect Superhero Name (Plus a Quiz!)
Are you the brash Red Comet or the mysterious Iron Phantom? Take the quiz find out which Morriston super you are!
July 16, 2018
Guest Author Maurene Goo: How I Draft by Avoiding It Until I Have No Choice But to Write
The hardest part about being a writer is often finding the time to write. Guest author Maurene Goo shares some tips.
July 12, 2018
Swoon Author Danielle Banas: Behind the Spandex of THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME
The author of THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME shares five fun behind-the-scenes facts about her writing process.
July 11, 2018
Ask an Editor: Is My Book a YA Novel?
Not sure whether your book is middle grade, young adult, new adult, or adult? Editor Holly West shares a few guidelines.
July 6, 2018
Swoon Author SM Koz: Taking Control of the Writing Life
Having trouble balancing real life with the writing life? SM Koz has some Type A-author suggestions for getting it done.
July 5, 2018
Swoon Author Shannon Klare's Editing Update: Surviving Revising ADAM MEADE
Editing may seem scary at first, but author Shannon Klare says it helped her rediscover her characters.
July 2, 2018
Guest Author Ashley Woodfolk: Finding Inspiration Everywhere
Don’t decide what “kind” of writer you are too soon. Instead, be open to inspiration that can come from anywhere.
June 28, 2018
Swoon Author Kate Evangelista: The Wait
Patience may be a virtue, but for writers it's a necessity. Kate Evangelista shares her experience with The Wait.
June 27, 2018
Swoon Author Vicky Skinner's Editing Update: Turns Out Editing Is the Actual Best
Some authors hate the editing process, but Vicky Skinner loves it! Find out why.
June 21, 2018
Swoon Author SM Koz: So Much More Than Amazing
Getting published comes with a whole range of emotions. Swoon author SM Koz shares her take!