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I am willing to go Dark.

As I head to teach at #NESCBWI19, I thought it would be a good idea to add a post to my blog about writing . . . and what it sometimes costs us as people to tell the story. The other day, I had a fascinating conversation with another writer. We were going through her […]

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WattPad to PubPad?

The world of publishing is changing, and not only in terms of the type of media it produces. The popular online storytelling application Wattpad is creating a publishing division, called Wattpad Books, that uses technology to scan the stories published on the site to find ones that would generate the most commercial success. Of course, […]

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Interview with Kristine Carlson Asselin

  Kristine Asselin is the author of both works nonfiction and fiction. She writes both YA and children’s and is currently working on Falling for Wonder Boythat will be published through Wicked Whale Publishing. In this interview, she touches upon how she writes and the publishing industry.   Falling for Wonder Boy seems like it […]

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Win one PECULIAR Writing Workshop!

  Calling all young writers and book-obsessed weirdos! Ransom Riggs is giving away a school visit! The catch? You gotta throw down like the Hunger Games to win the visit! Get busy and get on it! Deets below! LINK TO FULL APPLICATION IS HERE     HI, I’M RANSOM, and I like to tell stories. […]

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Createspace and KDP to merge

  Well . . . Frak. Createspace is getting eaten by KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).   Technically this shouldn’t be a big deal, and hopefully everything goes smoothly. In the mean time, you can do a few things to make sure the process doesn’t turn into a Frat house on a 5-day bender:   Create […]

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Undertow This Summer

    Sometimes I call UNDERTOW the Little Blue Book That Could because it keeps landing on lists years after it launched (not that I’m complaining). Of course, then my friends remind me that the sucker weighs close to a pound and is nearly 100,000 words long, so “little” ain’t so little. Pfft – details. […]

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Titcomb’s Bookshop the Brave

      Back in 2013, before Undertow officially launched, I wandered into Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich Massachusetts and happened to come face-to-face with owner Vicky Titcomb. I was hoping the fabulous, barn-like bookshop would take a chance on me – a self-pubbed weirdo from the Cape who wrote one YA novel on a sleep-deprived […]

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Writing to Distraction

“I set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.” – R.L. Stine     I’ll be honest: even at my […]

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Hall High School’s Epic Student Storytellers

Dear World: This past week I was able to crash the party at Hall High School in West Hartford Connecticut for two days straight. If you are a parent reading this, and your child is suddenly writing until their fingers bleed and daydreaming on a whole new level, that’s probably my fault. Not only were […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 17 – Teaser Tuesday

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 17 – Teaser Tuesday This is from a manuscript that is not part of Undertow, but a new world with new characters. Enjoy :)

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Kate Conway

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