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Someone let me loose in the Library. Again.

The Art of Being Short “I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. […]

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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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Dennis-Yarmouth Literacy Night!

HEY! Bookish peeps! I’ll be at Dennis-Yarmouth High School tomorrow night, March 29, 2019 (5-7pm) with super cool writer weirdos Jim Hill, Mick Carlon, and Kathryn Knight talking books, plots, and characters. It’s all part of the Literacy Night at the high school and Titcombs will be there selling books! Ya gotta come!!!  

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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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Girl Power Evolution

  This quick opinion piece I found on THE CONVERSATION looks at the progression of female protagonists in young adult fiction as well as how much further they need to change. This really made me think of the importance in having female protagonists that are not the majority and how they can help readers feel […]

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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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Writing Tips from the Trenches

Writing Tips from the Trenches Recently, I was asked how I write my characters and what is the trick I use that makes them “live beyond the book.” Honestly, I kinda got stumped when the question was asked of me. At first I wanted to blurt out, “Uh, I’ve no clue” and to be fair, […]

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Kate Conway

Confessions of a Cape Cod Realtor-Writer

Tales of Black-Winged Night

a black, queer, adoptee's journey to self-love, self-expression, and freedom.

From Sunsets To Sunrises

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jenacidebybibliophile

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Heartstring Eulogies

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the literary asylum

Darrick Dean

Find your Purpose. Find your Story.

YA Author Rendezvous

Creativity Unleashed: Books for the young and the young at heart

Undercurrents

Exploring those mysterious, underlying forces fueling a writing life

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

Book Twister Reviews

"A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it." - Christopher Hitchens

Holly Storrow

Watch. Read. Write. Life.

YA Book Addict

Writing to share my love of books...

THE SPELLBOUND READER

BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS, NEW RELEASES & MORE

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Mastermind Community for Fiction Writers