October 2014

Monthly Archives

  • How to finish nanowrimo

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    Halloween is tomorrow—and you know what that means! It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo! For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge that takes place during the month of November. The goal? Write a novel (of at least 50,000 words) in a month. The prize? Epic bragging rights and unending glory. And, of course, […]

  • One-word writing prompts

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    While most of my literary energy is devoted to editing, earlier this month, I was inspired to write a short story when our friends at Read Write Muse announced a call for submissions for their anthology. The theme? Warrior. Submissions are open until December 1st, if you’d like to enter too. I thought the inspiration […]

  • “Don’t quit your day job…”

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    While we still indulge in dreams of hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, we’ve all resigned ourselves to the fact that writing doesn’t usually pay much, especially not at first. In fact, most writers find that they make less than minimum wage, even after they establish a respectable following. It’s hard to […]

  • Win autographed books and editing discounts

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    This week has been quite a ride! On Tuesday, we got word that Katie Cross’s Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, which Catherine edited, hit the Amazon fiction bestseller list, and even got to #1 in Fantasy eBooks. On Wednesday, Miss Mabel’s sequel, Antebellum Awakening, released. We love Katie’s compelling characters and fresh take on the […]

  • More reasons we love Katie Cross

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    Antebellum Awakening, the sequel to Katie Cross’s Miss Mabel’s School for Girls releases on Wednesday, and we’re so excited! Miss Mabel’s School for Girls has had such a great reception, and after working onAntebellum Awakening, we think Katie’s writing has only gotten stronger! You can pre-order Antebellum Awakening for the Kindle on Amazon. And don’t forget […]

  • Four ways to write a compelling setting

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    A few months ago, I found myself sucked into Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel, Divergent. While the book certainly has its flaws—Roth is a very young novelist, after all—it’s an engaging story that demonstrates an especially strong conception of place. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, Roth’s home city. In college, I lived only a forty-minute train […]

  • We’re back!

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    We apologize for the extended break that we took from the blog, but we’re back on track now and very excited for the upcoming posts that are in the works! Join us every Monday and Thursday for discussions about writing, the publishing world, and some of our favorite new authors!