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Sarah J. Schmitt
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The Writer's Social Media Perplexity
Social media. Branding. Platform Building. To tweet or not to tweet? If you write YA, why are you on Facebook? The kids aren't on Facebook because there parents and grandparents are on Facebook. Create a blog. Write blog posts. Make them catchy. Vine vids. ...

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Letting Go
     Getting my ARCs was a moment I'll never forget. It was surreal and overwhelming. It was all the good things I'd imagined since I started writing. My book looked like an actual book .      I stood in my kitchen and stared at them. I took one out of the ...

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Writing the dreaded second book
Here's the funny thing about a debut novel: people (agents, editors, other author, to-be fans) expect that you are going to have a second book not long after the first appears on the shelf. Which is great in theory, but here's the thing: WHAT IF There. I sa...

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What is the World Coming To? A plea for the Social Consciousness.
Normally I keep this blog pretty focused on writing. Normally I keep this blog pretty positive. Normally I don't bring up politics or religion or anything else that divides people. Normally. I guess today isn't normal. Yesterday, while reading through my fe...

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Welcome to the Fall Fifteeners!
  We're so glad you're here to check us out! We are a diverse group of twenty traditionally published MG and YA writers who are celebrating our debut novels coming out THIS FALL! I KNOW! IT'S SO EXCITING! With books about secret societies, “Hoodoo” magic, l...

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Finally, an updated blog post!!! It's about time, I know!

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Are you ready to read in 2015?
Okay people, 2014 is quickly spiraling into oblivion and before you know it, we will be popping champagne corks and pledging with our whole hearts to work out more, lose weight, not spend so much money, learn the finer points of comma usage, etc. However, I...

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Blog posts have been few and far between, but here's one on what #amwriting  feels like sometimes
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