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Mindy McGinnis
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Author of NOT A DROP TO DRINK, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST, and the upcoming A MADNESS SO DISCREET.
Author of NOT A DROP TO DRINK, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST, and the upcoming A MADNESS SO DISCREET.

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What I'm Up To This Week
Today on the podcast, Tiffany McDaniel, author THE SUMMER THAT MELTED EVERYTHING joins me to talk about eleven years of rejection, making sure that human emotion and characters trump the setting, being a female author who prefers to write dark themes, and t...

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Book Talk & Giveaway: THE ART OF STARVING by Sam J. Miller
My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about....

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Elle Cosimano & The Inspiration for THE SUFFERING TREE
Inspiration is a funny thing. It can come to us like a lightning bolt, through the lyrics of a song, or in the fog of a dream. Ask any writer where their stories come from and you’ll get a myriad of answers, and in that vein I created the WHAT (What the Hel...

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I Worked All Day... And Didn't Write A Word
Last week I tweeted this: Weird truth. I woke at 9:30. It's now 5. I've been working all day, but have not written a single word. #writerslife — Mindy McGinnis (@MindyMcGinnis) June 4, 2017 Quite a few authors seconded me on that - and then it happened agai...

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Alexandra Ott On Continuing to Write While On Submission
If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - eve...

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Why I Push My Backlist
As an author you quickly learn that a big part of your job is marketing. Once you are published you are no longer just a writer - you're a promoter, marketer, social media director, and even a traveling salesman. Many of us aren't well-suited for standing b...

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The Saturday Slash
Meet my Hatchet of Death (or, some other colorful description  RC Lewis  and I come up with at any given moment). This is how I edit myself, it is how I edit others. If you think you want to play with me and my hatchet,  shoot us an email . We all know the ...

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: US KIDS KNOW by JJ Strong
My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about....
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