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Writing the Framework: Conquering Chaos Brain

Yesterday, I began mentoring a new writer. Like all of us, he has a novel rattling around in his head. He’s got a pretty good handle on what his project IS, but was at a loss as to how to begin. He asked: When you start a new writing project, how do you go about […]

Submit, Submit, Submit (ep. 6)

The schedule thing is still up in the air as you can probably tell by the tardiness of this post — which should have happened yesterday. Forgive me. The inspiration for this list of markets came from a tweet by one of my favorite YA authors, Holly Black.  Her story, Paper Cuts Scissors, was  featured […]

Weekend Assignment: Pursuing Nirvana

I know what you’re thinking:  WooHoo! Two posts for the price of one today! Or possibly: “It’s Friday. Where did I leave the car keys and what are we having for dinner?” Or “SQUIRREL!!” Oh, wait. That was the dogs. All of this goes to show that I should not quit my job freelancing to […]

October Writing Sparks

    Hi, Writers! Welcome to October! That means it’s time for a brand new collection of inspirational links for writers. AND it’s also FRIDAY. A new weekend assignment will be going up soon. Are you ready? Away we go! If you are looking to brush up on your writing skills, Pennsylvania State University has […]