Do you ever get a book idea in your head but don’t know where it’s going? Do you find that you have a saggy middle?
Baking a 7 layer cake is like writing a story. You have so many tempting and tasty choices to make, and each new layer builds
By Dianna Sanchez Recently, I baked banana cookies. I was doing a series of posts on holiday recipes because my book, A Witch’s Kitchen,
By Dianna Sanchez I recently attended a reading by Daniel Jose Older and Zoraida Cordova at which they both talked about their first novels. Older
This pantser has gone plotter, and for one particular reason: Speed. My first attempt at a novel took me two years. I wrote it by
By Almitra Clay As I have rewritten the manuscript of my novel, I’ve had a mental picture of myself: I’m a mechanic leaning so deep
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While reading John Green’s Looking for Alaska recently, I was surprised by the shape of the story. It reminded me of other authors who have