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I suppose I have always been enamored with story and character. My mother tells me I could be the most annoying little kid, waking up each day as a new character. Every morning she would have to ask me "who" I was for that day, because unless properly addressed I refused to answer anyone.

One time when I was about four years old, my parents were out shopping at Sears. They each thought the other had me by the hand when in fact I was exploring my own aisle (translation: I was lost!) Two salesladies found me and sat me on the counter, asking me my name so they could page my parents. I remember their consternation when I would only answer "Little Red Riding Hood." They couldn't shake my real name out of me no how, no way. I knew the value of p
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Mary E. Pearson 1. Read. A lot. Of course if you're on Goodreads you're probably already doing that. Yay!
2. Reread your favorite books a second or even a third time.…more
1. Read. A lot. Of course if you're on Goodreads you're probably already doing that. Yay!
2. Reread your favorite books a second or even a third time. On rereads you can see more of the structure of the book and just "how" the author builds this story that captured your attention.
3. Write. Try to write everyday if you can, even if it's only a few words. It keeps the creative juices churning. Writing begets writing. My mantra on days I am not in the "mood" to write is "just write ten words." Butt-in-chair is the hardest part, and ten words always turns into more.
4. Become your own best critic. Step away from your finished manuscript for a while, and when you return to it, revise with a fresh eye. Find a like-minded group of writers like yourself and trade critiques. Listen for recurring suggestions and questions. Those are probably your weak areas and every writer has them.
5. That said, don't expect perfection with a first draft. It may only look like a big lump of clay at first--but now the fun begins. Second, third, fourth (and many more drafts) are where you get to play with this clay and shape it into something beautiful.
6. Don't give up. I have seen many aspiring writers give up on their manuscripts half way through because they feel lost. I call it the muddle. Don't feel like it's just you--we all feel like this--with every single book. Keep going. Trust the process. You will find your way.
7. Now go write! Even if it's only ten words!(less)
Mary E. Pearson Hi Mehrunisa, There will be three books altogether. The second book, The Heart of Betrayal, comes out next July.
~Mary
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Hey all, I'm going to be speaking at a February 13 SCBWI event! It takes place on the USD campus in the Hahn School of Nursing from 2-4. It is open to members and non-members, details here . And directions are here .

Here is the blurb for the talk. I hope I see you there!

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Mary E. Proud Book Nerd wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just finished my ARC of The Kiss of Deception - WOW! I absolutely loved it! I hope I won't have to wait too long for the next book! (What a cliffhanger!)"

Thank you Proud Book Nerd! Wow right back at you--I'm so happy to hear that!! Thanks for the friend request. Great to "meet" you.

Mary


Heather Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just finished my ARC of The Kiss of Deception - WOW! I absolutely loved it! I hope I won't have to wait too long for the next book! (What a cliffhanger!)


Cutter100 Thanks for accepting my friend request! (:


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Mary! :)


Kathryn hi, I just read your book "addoration of Jenna Fox" and I loved it!
I just have one question that has been bugging me ever since I finished reading the book. Dane, what's his role in this book?
First I thought he was like Jenna but I'm not sure.. I'm really confused.


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