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Writing Tip Wednesday (2): A Song Written for Romance Authors?!

**You must listen to the above song to understand this post. Seriously. It won't make any sense if you don't. You can even listen while you read my translations below.Okay, so this isn't exactly a writing tip, but I heard the song, 6' 2" by Marie Miller on the radio recently and went...holy crud-face, this [...]

Writing Tip Wednesday (2): A Song Written for Romance Authors?!2018-02-19T13:57:44+00:00

WRITING TIP WEDNESDAY(1): tweets stolen from my agent

These tips may not come every Wednesday and sometimes they may not even come on Wednesday. Consistency is not one of my strengths. But I’m here to help when I can. For more YA writing advice, check out http://www.reddit.com/r/YAwriters/where I am a moderator along with YA author, Beth Revis among others who are far more [...]

WRITING TIP WEDNESDAY(1): tweets stolen from my agent2018-02-19T13:57:44+00:00

Am I the only reader who NEEDS contractions?

Something that literally sends me into insanity is reading a book where the author has refused to recognize the existence of contractions. Lately, I've felt like a broken record with this comment. Does anyone else share my annoyance with this style? Is there something wrong with me? Am I too pop culture?Here's a passage from [...]

Am I the only reader who NEEDS contractions?2018-02-19T13:57:53+00:00

Queries On Demand: THE PLUMBER’S CANDY by Julie Cross

To learn more about queries on demand go hereToday's Title is Inspired By?Suggestion from @biinou on twitter. Thanks so much for this, it made me work at least a tiny bit.And remember, the books in my QOD segments do NOT exist in real life. It's just for fun. And yes, there will be mistakes and [...]

Queries On Demand: THE PLUMBER’S CANDY by Julie Cross2018-02-19T13:57:53+00:00

Queries On Demand: NEGLECTED DOG HOUSE by Julie Cross

What is Queries on Demand? Queries on demand is a special segment that provides me the opportunity to prove that I can make a teen/young adult story out of any title. So with queries on demand, I get a random title from an outside source and write a query for a Young Adult or New Adult [...]

Queries On Demand: NEGLECTED DOG HOUSE by Julie Cross2018-02-19T13:57:55+00:00

Queries On Demand: AFFORDABLE BUTTS by Julie Cross

What is Queries on Demand? Queries on demand is a segment that I’ve just started today. It’s a representation of the insanity that often goes on inside my head. I’m one of those authors with too many ideas, too many subplots in a novel, too many directions I’d like to take a story and this [...]

Queries On Demand: AFFORDABLE BUTTS by Julie Cross2018-02-19T13:57:55+00:00

WAIT FOR YOU by J Lynn

As some of you who follow me on twitter may already know, I'm on a New Adult kick lately and of course topping my TBR list is going to be those titles hitting the NYT e-book list because obviously those are all well liked and many are self-published and I'm constantly on the search for [...]

WAIT FOR YOU by J Lynn2018-02-19T13:57:55+00:00

My Biggest Writing Challenge

So, this weekend I decide to face my biggest writing challenge yet. After reading a few incredible short stories on a site called Figment, I started to get super intimidated (even more than usual) and in the case of one particular 480 word story, I began to feel like a crappy writer. I've never been [...]

My Biggest Writing Challenge2018-02-19T13:57:55+00:00