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Liza M. Wiemer

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My latest YA contemporary novel, The Assignment, was published by Delacorte Press and was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book among other honors. I am also the author Hello? and two non-fiction adult books, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles. A pre-school to high school educator now conducting workshops and writing. I'm a Green Bay Packers fan and I love nature walks, rooftops, and fun socks.

Author website: http://www.LizaWiemer.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizamwiemer/

Unique "job" experiences: I spent a summer selling popcorn in a Koepsell's popcorn wagon while listening to awesome music on the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee. I also know my way around a fender and a quarter panel and under the hood of a car. I s
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Liza M. Wiemer If I'm stuck, it means I need to stop and listen to my characters. I'll explain more, but first I want to give an example.

With the ending of HELLO?, …more
If I'm stuck, it means I need to stop and listen to my characters. I'll explain more, but first I want to give an example.

With the ending of HELLO?, I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen. For several weeks, I tried writing it in the way I had envisioned. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I typed and deleted different variations based on what I THOUGHT should happen. Frustration grew. Finally, I stopped, sat quietly and asked Emerson. It was so different from what I had in my mind!!!!! And it's exactly how I wrote it in the novel. I love the ending. The last paragraph! The last word!!!!! I smile every time I see it.

Part of the writing process is asking your characters questions, interviewing them as if they're real. A writer needs to get into the "head" of their characters, know their secrets, fears, hopes, traumas, hurts, pet peeves, relationships with family and friends. At first, they start out as strangers or new acquaintances. But as time goes on, they become your closest friends. As the writer, you "build a relationship" with them. Interviewing is one of my best tools. I bet you'll be surprised by some of the answers. I certainly have been. (less)
Liza M. Wiemer Hi Steve! Your comment made me smile and laugh! Thanks for that. I fully admit that I put a little rivalry in HELLO? between Packer and Viking fans. J…moreHi Steve! Your comment made me smile and laugh! Thanks for that. I fully admit that I put a little rivalry in HELLO? between Packer and Viking fans. Just couldn't resist. :) It's all in fun, though. If it weren't for football, fall and winter would be much tougher to get through. My least favorite times of the year! :/(less)
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“One HELLO? can change a life.
One HELLO? can save a life.”
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“Frankie, I'm fully awake and more curious than George. If we hang up I'll lie here formulating a million reasons for your call, none of them your truth, and that would drive me crazy. You wouldn't do that to the guy who has your grandmother's old phone number, would you? Trust me, you can tell me anything.—Emerson”
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“If I had one night, I'd hold you in my arms,
Find redemption, no more contention,
Keeping you close. Too long, years gone,
Wasted away. One night, our night,
Remember this. I won't forget you,
No I won't forget you.—Red-Eyed Loons”
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“Being kind, being compassionate, being respectful does not make you weak. More often, it's the harder path to take.”
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“For whatever it's worth, I believe we're born imperfect, and perfection, whatever that may be, is unattainable by us mere humans.”
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Liza Wiemer Thanks, Jen! So great to connect with you, too! Looking forward to seeing what you're reading and what books you love!

Jen (in her Unicorn Bubble) wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Liza! So many of the favorites you have listed are on my to-read list but I love that you listed Puck! He was such a fun character, I love Julie Kagawa's books! =D Lookin..."


Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥ Thanks for the friendvite, Liza! So many of the favorites you have listed are on my to-read list but I love that you listed Puck! He was such a fun character, I love Julie Kagawa's books! =D Looking forward to chatting with you around GR's!


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Liza Wiemer Absolutely! Glad to help.

Gayle wrote: "Thanks for the info you sent me, Liza. I tried to reply to the link but it wasn't working. More later when it is. So glad we "met"!"


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Gayle Rosengren Thanks for the info you sent me, Liza. I tried to reply to the link but it wasn't working. More later when it is. So glad we "met"!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend Liza


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Liza Wiemer Sydney wrote: "Thank you for accepting! It's nice to meet you!"
Thank YOU! Looking forward to your reviews.


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Liza Wiemer Wendy Darling wrote: "Hi Liza--thanks for the friendvite! I am happy to know someone else who loves Liesl & Po and A Monster Calls as much as I do. Look forward to chatting with you. :)"

Ditto! Thanks so much. :D


Wendy Darling Hi Liza--thanks for the friendvite! I am happy to know someone else who loves Liesl & Po and A Monster Calls as much as I do. Look forward to chatting with you. :)


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Liza Wiemer Katherine wrote: "Hey Liza, Thanks for the friend request and the book recomendations :)"
I enjoyed going through your reviews! :) Looking forward to more. Best, Liza


Katherine Hey Liza, Thanks for the friend request and the book recomendations :)


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Liza Wiemer Saxon wrote: "Liza: Thanks for the follow! I listed you on my blog http://theroadtopromise.blogspot.com and followed you on twitter. Have a fantastic week!"
Do you have two twitter accounts, because I know I have been following you for quite some time - joyfully! :)
Thank you once again for listing whoRuBlog on your site! All the best, Liza


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Saxon Henry Liza: Thanks for the follow! I listed you on my blog http://theroadtopromise.blogspot.com and followed you on twitter. Have a fantastic week!


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