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If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already seen this, but for everyone else, here’s an excerpt of the first chapter of Dangerous Spirits!
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How to Write a Character Sketch
A sketch is a starting point. In the visual arts, artists carry around sketch pads to practice and develop the fundamental skills of their craft with the aim of producing paintings that seem to j... Read more of this blog post »
We haven't done this for a while, so it seems time for another go around.
If you have questions you've been pondering, here's your chance: Ask me anything about my books, my writing process, my cats, whatever, and I'll answer if I can. To keep things from getting out of ha... Read more of this blog post »
Who would’ve thought a stuffed elephant could lead to so much adventure…and trouble? In his debut novel,Olga, Ted Kelsey... Read more of this blog post »
There have been a lot of changes going on in my life, and thoughbasketball and writing are still priorities for me, it’s been, and will continue to be, a challenge to settle into a new path.
Last springI left my position as head basketball coach at the high school in my neighborhood and start...Read more of this blog post »
First time in Rio. Infection in mouth is slowly getting better, I managed to eat an apple this morning. Kissing remains easier than eating.
I feel the urge to get kidnapped in order to free myself of most if not all of my responsibilities.
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I’m a hugeNightmare on Elm Street fanboy, but my absolute favorite film of his isThe People Under the Stairs. So brutal, so weird, so my speed.
What’s your favorite Craven film and why?
Rest in peace, Wes Craven (1939-2015). You were one of my heroes.
You guys have been SO PATIENT regarding a third book in the Alienated series, and I thank you for it. I feel awful that it’s taken this long to give you an answer, but publishing is a complicated business—one that tends to move at a glacial pace. Believe it or not, there’s still a lot going on be...Read more of this blog post »
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I worked 20 years in academia as an admin assistant and editor and this had a whole different meaning then. But in the past few weeks, I've had a number of conversations with my author friends about stress, poor health, and other problems arising from the p... Read more of this blog post »
In a land where geological apocalypses recur every 100-300 years, one society has survived by enslaving the planet’s geomancers to try and prevent apocalyptic events from disrupting their lavish society. Get ready for a ruthless, pulls-no-punches exploration of slavery, madne...Read more of this blog post »
Can you believe it has been three years since ‘On Dublin Street’ first released? I can’t! My gosh, a whole tribe has been born since then!
To celebrate Joss and Braden’s anniversary I’m giving away 5 signed copies of the mass market paperback edition of ‘On Dublin Street’. You can head on over...Read more of this blog post »
Rain comes and washes away the smoke. Sunday morning’s sky shows breaks of bleached out blue, but it’s sky, it’s blue. And we can see the mountains, still hazy but clearer through the last of the smoke.Sunday sunrise by BW
I hope this means the fire areas got rain as well.
Workout and walk for...Read more of this blog post »
- Mary Kincaid joins the MMGM fun with afeature on HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL. Click HERE to w...Read more of this blog post »
Another day of PAX Prime 2015 is over, and that means another wrap of Bell and Melissa showing us all how to play “BattleKasters.” (I think they’re getting the hang of it!)
To review: “BattleKasters” is a mobile, location-based game that allows players to close portals and cast light or dark magic...Read more of this blog post »
It has been really crazy, and I’ve been trying to keep up with all the storylines that have been bombarding me. I’m not complaining, I promise. I love writing, and I love all of my amazing readers. Thank you all so much.
I will try to keep more posts, and keep you all updated on everything...Read more of this blog post »
As always, The Novel Approach is giving one reader the chance to win an e-copy of TWO of this months chosen titles, so be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.... Read more of this blog post »
The Stop Procrastinating App recently released the following info-graphic which details results of a survey of writers on powering through writers block. I’ve used almost all these tips at some point, and I’m still writing! (I do think writer’s block is sort of a copout — for me it’s just about n...Read more of this blog post »
It’s always hard to get back to the blog when you’ve been slacking. And I really have been slacking, although not always without reason. I cut my finger quite badly at the end of July — three stitches, I named it “Frankenfinger” — and then I had to sulk for a while, even after it healed, because...Read more of this blog post »
At seven, after her mandarin father’s execution, she is sold to a cruel brothel-mistress, who trains her as a “money tree” (pro... Read more of this blog post »
Masturbation Monday has been going for a whole year - Happy Birthday! - and it's only now I get round to joining in... here goes...
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The life of a broken hearted supermodel can get pretty dull - there's only so much champagne and caviar one can handle. So, when the opportunit... Read more of this blog post »
There have been plenty of times I’ve needed to hear that. Plenty of times where those simple instructions seemed the hardest thing in the world. What’s a deep breath gonna do? When things are a mess, when it all goes to hell, why tell me to do what I gotta do anyway?
Well, because sometimes it’s... Read more of this blog post »
Hi all! I’m Charly, Rebecca’s assistant. We thought it’d be fun to do a ‘Romance: The Good, the Bad, and the Disastrous’ theme with guest bloggers throughout the summer months. Every Monday and Thursday, we’ll have a guest blogger talk about fun stuff like horrib...Read more of this blog post »
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Hope you’ve enjoyed our week full of Wylan! If you didn’t
catch the excerpt we released on Wednesday go to grishaverse.com to read it.
And you can always see more character inspirationson @lbardugo’s Pinterest
You remember Mary Alexandra Agner, right? I’ve mentioned her before: Science writer and poet — I signed up as a buck-a-month patron of hers on Patreon.
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So the blog and website are stable again. Not in their final form, but at this point, stability is a HUGE step forward. I like the simple interface for now, it’s a bigimprovement for tablets and phones, and the whole mess has been a wake-up call for both the blog and website. So here’s what’s c...Read more of this blog post »
We got to know the sonographer really well with all of Parker's cord issues that we had to keep checking on, so it was very... Read more of this blog post »
By now, those who purchased LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA by myself and J.F. Gonzalez have had a chance to read it (if not, there are 1 or 2 copies here). And they know that most of the back story in our mythoi has now been filled in. What they probably don’t know is that there is a chapter missi...Read more of this blog post »
this owl is judging you
This past week I put up a post about some mistakes I see in the stories of new(er) writers, and it’s one of those posts that went furtherand wider than I expected — and for the most part, the response was pretty positive. But there’s this other effect that happens, and som...Read more of this blog post »
The endof August can be demoralizing. Technically, there are still 3weeks of summer left, but it often feels as if the season has flown, and I haven’t done any of the things I promised myself. Back-to-school sales are ubiquitous; so are pre-season football games, and my weekly trips to Dairy Quee...Read more of this blog post »
Now, hold that thought. We’ll get back to it.
More pleasant things first!
My thirteenth novel, Rattlesnake, has just released from Dreamspinner Press. You can buy it in print or ebook versions. I’ve told you already–probably repeatedly–that I’m extra excited about this one. So...Read more of this blog post »
I tackled a massive project recently: my desk. On the corner of my desk is a stacked “outbox”, where everything seems to wind up, bank information, literary contracts, birthday cards from my children, poems I’ve written, Christmas lists, and religious articles. Anything I’m not sure...Read more of this blog post »
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