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

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FALLEN LEAVES Blog Tour!
My upcoming release, FALLEN LEAVES (sequel to PURPLE MOON ), launches on Friday! This week I'm stopping at various blogs to share behind-the-scene secrets, participate in interviews about the book, and more. See the list below to check out the various stops...
FALLEN LEAVES Blog Tour!
FALLEN LEAVES Blog Tour!
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How to Beat Perfectionist Paralysis
Have you ever procrastinated working on your novel out of fear of making a mistake? I’ve found myself doing this several times throughout my writing journey. The crazy thing is, it’s not like I’m procrastinating a chore or activity that I dread. So why do I...
How to Beat Perfectionist Paralysis
How to Beat Perfectionist Paralysis
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5 Sources for Character Names - Guest Post by JPC Allen
Creating names for characters is the one writing task I always find enjoyable. I’ve been fascinated with names since I was a kid, pouring through baby name books to look up the meaning of my name and those of my family. Pin This! If you have run out of insp...
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How to Write Effective Dialogue Tags – Part 2: Showing vs. Telling
Last week, we discussed why an issue arises when we use too many dialogue tags in our fiction . So how can us fiction writers write effective dialogue tags that 1) don’t distract readers from the scene, and 2) shows rather than tells? It’s much easier to sh...
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How to Write Effective Dialogue Tags - Part 1: The Problem With Too Many
When reading fiction, dialogue tags help cue the readers in on which character is speaking. However, when a writer uses too many dialogue tags—and when they’re used incorrectly—the dialogue is being told to the reader rather than shown. If you use too many ...
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What’s the Difference Between Writing Style & Voice?
When we think about our favorite books, the stories that have gripped us most are the ones that have connected with us. Sure, the plot could’ve been gripping. The characters may have been likable and well rounded. But if the book lacked a distinctive and co...
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6 Ways to Find Writing Inspiration in Your Own Life - Guest Post by JPC Allen
Do you think your life is too boring to inspire your writing? I know I did when I was a teenager and started to pursue the art. It was only after I finished college and moved to another part of the state that I could see the qualities that made my upbringin...
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Being Kind is Critical: How to Be a Great Critic - Guest Post by Alyssa Roat
You mean you actually want to read my writing?     In high school, I wrote alone. I didn’t know any other writers. But once I got to college to pursue a degree in professional writing, I suddenly found myself surrounded by young writers of incredible talent...
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How to Become an Author in Today’s Publishing World: P.3 – Building a Career
Many people think, once they sign a publishing contract, that they’ve officially “made it” as an author. And I guess this can be true for some, depending on what their specific goal/vision is. But if you’re hoping to build a career as a novelist, then that ...
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How to Become an Author in Today's Publishing World: P. 2 – Launching Forward
Once you’ve established the foundation of a writing career , how do you know when it’s time to launch forward and seek publication? What does the process even look like, and where should an aspiring author to begin? Last week, we discussed how aspiring auth...
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