Facing the Kickstarter Fears: Take a Risk

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Guest post by Deb Lund Most of you know me as the author of rollicking rhyming romps like my dinobooks, Dinosoaring, and Monsters on Machines, but preparing for a retreat with Darcy forced me to finally complete a first draft of an upper middle-grade historical fantasy. But kidlit isn’t where my writing started. My writing […]

Writing Out of Sequence

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An odd thing is happening on my current WIP: I am writing the story out of order. Here’s the process for this story–which will change, of course, for the next story. Jot down rough ideas for the story. This project is book 3 in a series, so I knew the characters and setting. I just […]

What Next? 15 Questions to Help you Decide Your Next Writing Project


I was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy of Chip and Dan Heath’s new book, DECISIVE: How to make better choices in Life and Work. You may know the Heath brothers from their previous books, SWITCH: How to Change Things When Change is Hard and MADE TO STICK: Why Some Ideas Survive and […]

Revision Disturbs our Emotional Core


Guest post by Carrie A. Pearson To research this post, I Googled “revision in writing” which generated about 50,600,000 results in 0.36 seconds. Really? 50,600,000 results on this topic in less than a second? Why is everyone interested in revision? I have an answer: because it is so darn hard. But why? Is it because […]