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Tessa Emily Hall
Author of inspirational and authentic YA fiction.
Author of inspirational and authentic YA fiction.

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How to Submit to an Agent: Do's and Don'ts
Pin This ! The other day I stopped by one of my favorite writing blogs, The Write Conversation, and shared tips on how to submit to an agent. { Check it out by clicking here !}

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Tips for Surviving the 6 Seasons of a Writer’s Life
Pin This! If you’ve been in the industry long enough then you probably know by now that the writer’s life is unpredictable, and your path will never look identical to that of another writer’s. Writing is like no other profession. There doesn’t seem to be a ...

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Exciting News! Contract with Bethany House
It's surreal to even type the title to this blog post! If you follow me on social media then you might already know ... my teen devotional, working title "Coffee Shop Chats", will be published by Bethany House !  Sometimes God brings us unexpected surprises...

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How Early Should a Writer Attend a Writer's Conference? {+10 Christian Writing Conferences to Attend!}
I was sixteen when I told my parents that I wanted to attend a writing conference. I knew writing was the career I wanted to pursue. I'd been writing since I could hold a pen at 3-years-old, and any time someone asked me that all-important question -- what ...

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Attn. aspiring authors: Literary agency searching for new clients!
Pin This! For the past year, I've been working at Hartline Literary Agency--first as an intern, and now as a Jr. Agent for Cyle Young. I love having the opportunity to work with other writers. Help them prepare their proposals, send it off to publishers, an...

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Writer's Inspiration for the Christian Novelist
If you stay updated on the publishing industry, then you may be aware that the future of the CBA fiction market doesn't look promising. The sales aren't climbing. Major Christian publishers are closing their fiction lines. Christian retailers are going out ...

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Monday's Minute Challenge: Writing Prompt Contest for Young Writers
A quick writing prompt challenge (and contest) for teens to get their creative juices flowing for the new week. A new prompt is posted, and winners are announced, every other Monday. The entry must be between 150 - 300 words. (In order to see how many words...

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The Writer's Palette: How to Write Concise Description to Liven Your Scenes
As writers, we have the power to tear down the boundaries of paper and ink when we craft a description that triggers the imagination of our readers.  That’s the power of writing a concise description. I’m sure you’ve heard it’s best to limit your descriptio...

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6 Ways to Find Hope as an Aspiring Author in Today’s Industry
Pin This! The writing industry has shifted over the past decade or so. There are more options available for today’s aspiring author—therefore, more writers are seeing their books in print. It’s tougher to write books that will stand out in the midst of a cr...

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Introducing Illuminate YA Fiction, New Imprint of LPC Books {Searching for teens & young adults!}
It's with great excitement that I officially "cut the ribbon" and introduce to you Illuminate YA ! Illuminate is the new YA/NA imprint of LPC Books  that I have had the pleasure of launching. Our goal at Illuminate is to shed light on positive and inspiring...
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