Laura Roberts

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October 14

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Laura Roberts can leg-press an average-sized sumo wrestler, has written an entire novel in just three days, and is the founding editor of Black Heart Magazine . She also offers affordable editing services for authors and publishes books that press buttons at Buttontapper Press. She currently lives in an Apocalypse-proof bunker in sunny SoCal with her artist husband and their literary kitties, and can be found on Twitter @originaloflaura.

Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Laura has penned 15 books, including the alphabetical travel guides Montreal from A to Z and San Diego from A to Z, the offbeat writing guides NaNoWriMo: A Cheater's Guide and Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist , the nonfiction YA career guides Careers in Gamin
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Laura Roberts Interestingly enough, my best-selling book is a nonfictional work called "Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72…moreInterestingly enough, my best-selling book is a nonfictional work called "Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours." It's a short book about my participation in the 2011 3-Day Novel Contest, and gives readers some insight into my writing process, as well as tips for writing your own book in 3 days

I would define best-selling for myself as "the book that is making me the most money on a daily basis." I usually sell at least 1 copy of this book every day, whereas most of my other books (which, btw, are mostly fiction) experience only sporadic sales. That doesn't sound quite as exciting as being a "New York Times Bestselling Author," but honestly, I prefer to see the regular sales coming in. I'll leave the bestseller lists to those who actively seek that out, and just keep on writing new books instead!(less)
Laura Roberts All books are political, because the personal is political. This is not a question of "left vs. right," but a simple fact. All of your favorite…moreAll books are political, because the personal is political. This is not a question of "left vs. right," but a simple fact. All of your favorite authors have written something political, I'm sure. And if you don't believe this to be true, then I would highly recommend adding more classic works to your literary diet. I'd suggest Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, The Handmaid's Tale, anything by Charles Dickens, and The Hunger Games to start. Let me know if you need any additional suggestions for your reading list!(less)
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Confessions of a 3-Day Nove...

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NaNoWriMo: A Cheater's Guide

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Haiku For Lovers: An Anthol...

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Rebels of the 512

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The Portable Laura Roberts

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San Diego from A to Z: An A...

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As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone when it comes to her own crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s is a member of the opposite sex.


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“Fact: If you want to get ahead as a Canadian, you're going to have to leave the country. Especially if you have the gall to live in Montreal.”
Laura Roberts, Naked Montreal: Porn Stars and Peccadillos

“we pass a café with a sign that says
'you have beautiful eyes'
and something about soup.

i leave out the bit about soup,
the closest i come to an admission.”
Laura Roberts

“The basic premise of the Hero’s Quest is simple: pick a hero and send him on a journey.   Naturally, the journey can’t be too easily accomplished – that’s why it’s a quest and not just a trip to the grocery store.”
Laura Roberts, Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist

“we pass a café with a sign that says
'you have beautiful eyes'
and something about soup.

i leave out the bit about soup,
the closest i come to an admission.”
Laura Roberts

“Fact: If you want to get ahead as a Canadian, you're going to have to leave the country. Especially if you have the gall to live in Montreal.”
Laura Roberts, Naked Montreal: Porn Stars and Peccadillos

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost

“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.”
Raymond Chandler

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CaliGirlRae Thanks for the GR friendship, Laura! Hope you have an awesome Thursday! :-D


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