Lexa Hillyer

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I'm the author of Spindle Fire (coming April 2017 from Harper!), Proof of Forever, and the poetry collection Acquainted with the Cold, which won the 2012 Foreword Book of the Year Award's Gold Prize for Poetry. I'm also the co-founder of creative development company Paper Lantern Lit. My poetry was anthologized in Best New Poets 2012, and appears in several journals. I live in Carroll Gardens with my husband, daughter, and a very skinny orange tree. Follow me on instagram @ProofOfLex and twitter @Lexa_Hillyer !

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Lexa Hillyer Hone your craft. Writing is not supposed to be easy. And you should not settle for decent--you should strive for greatness, otherwise what's the…moreHone your craft. Writing is not supposed to be easy. And you should not settle for decent--you should strive for greatness, otherwise what's the point!!?? To that end, take classes, share your work with other writers and mentors, and practice-practice-practice. Always challenge yourself--it's not just about putting words down, it's about putting exciting, special words down in innovative, thoughtful, emotionally-committed ways. BE your characters. Live and breathe what they experience, and that will come out on the page.
And, if you're in need of some structural advice or other inspiration, check out Paper Lantern Lit's GET LIT video series!!! Loads of really helpful stuff here, folks, and I'm in two of 'em--and Lauren Oliver's in one as well! :) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...-(less)
Lexa Hillyer By reading writers who are better than I am. Also TALKING. Sometimes writers like to be secretive about what they're working on but I find that the…moreBy reading writers who are better than I am. Also TALKING. Sometimes writers like to be secretive about what they're working on but I find that the more I talk about it, the more it comes together and I'm able to stay committed to the story.(less)
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Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1)

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Proof of Forever

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Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2)

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“No matter how much you try, you cannot change the future. You cannot change. Not really. That's the problem with optimism, with hope. You end up disappointed.”
Lexa Hillyer, Proof of Forever

“Life doesn't always hand you the answers. Sometimes the best you can do is make a decision and stick to it. Tali's dad always says that the best business decisions rely on intuition, after all. There isn't always a right move, just a move that feels right.”
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“One night reviled, Before break of morn, Amid the roses wild, All tangled in thorns, The shadow and the child Together were born. The”
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“I was falling. Falling through time and space and stars and sky and everything in between. I fell for days and weeks and what felt like lifetime across lifetimes. I fell until I forgot I was falling.”
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