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Author Interview: Cari Luna on New York Squats, Creating a Sense of Authenticity, and What Fits (Or Doesn’t Fit) in a Novel

Cari Luna’s debut novel, The Revolution of Every Day, delves into the 1990s New York squatting movement by peeling back the politics and exploring individual characters, their histories and personalities, their choices and mistakes, and how much they care about … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Phil Duncan, YA Debut Novelist, on Structure, Character Naming, and Working with a Local Press

Yancey Muncy is an ordinary teenage boy. He’s a middle child, flanked by two super-smart siblings, and he’s plagued with acne, an unfortunate nickname, and a big-time crush on a girl he has never spoken to. But at the start … Continue reading

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Going Visiting–Online and at Wordstock

I’m visiting two exceptional blogs this week, as part of releasing Brave on the Page.  Anthony Lee Collins of U-town and Naomi Baltuck of Writing Between the Lines were kind enough to host me. They’re both among the most vocal contributors … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Novel in the World

Tomorrow marks the official launch of Yuvi Zalkow’s A Brilliant Novel in the Works.  Let’s all stand on our desks in our underwear to celebrate. That’s where Yuvi’s protagonist Yuvi finds himself at the beginning of this unusual, and hilarious, debut novel … Continue reading

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Interview: Angela Ackerman Discusses ‘Show Don’t Tell,’ the Writing Community and How to Build Your Blog

I’m so pleased to welcome Angela Ackerman, who blogs at The Bookshelf Muse along with Becca Puglisi. The two recently released The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, intended to help writers show emotion instead of telling or relying … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Kim Cooper Findling Discusses Her Memoir, Travel Writing and Building a Career as a Freelancer

Chance of Sun reads like an honest love story to the state of Oregon. Kim Cooper Findling’s memoir is a beautifully drawn map of her own journey, starting with a Rogue River backpacking trip in 1975, when she was five. … Continue reading

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Read This Book, Then Mark Your Calendar

Selden Edwards is at the top of my list of inspirational novelists. He began working on a manuscript in 1974 at Stanford. Thirty years later, after many drafts and many rejections, Selden earned an agent and sold his novel to … Continue reading

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