Archive: October 2014 -

Megan O’Russell Writing Advice: No arranged marriages in writing!

Megan O’Russell Writing Advice:  No arranged marriages in writing!

Author Megan O'Russell is one of my sister-writers (meaning she's published through the same house as me:  Silence in the Library Publishing).  I'm proud to have her on my blog today, talking about her writing advice and how she went through the writing process with her young adult fantasy The Tethering.  What I like best is the way she describes outlining like it's an arranged marriage.  I love outlining before I write, but I can totally see Megan's point and why people may not want to do it.  Check out her reasoning below!   Writing Advice From Megan: Most of the advice...

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CONTEST ENDING TODAY! (and other book news)

CONTEST ENDING TODAY!  (and other book news)

Hi everyone, On this semi-rainy day in Seattle, it feels good to hunker down, do some work, write a bit, and tell you about my latest writing news. First off, there are only 6 hrs left to enter the contest celebrating SUSPECTED's cover reveal.  The rafflecopter is very easy to enter:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/fc0c92321/ and the winner receives a signed paperback of ELECTED, an advanced copy of SUSPECTED in ebook form, and one of Aloy's key necklaces! Next, I'm excited to share that even though book 2 doesn't officially get released until Feb 2015, there's a way to get info...

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The Cover Reveal of SUSPECTED

The Cover Reveal of SUSPECTED

I'm so excited to finally reveal the cover of SUSPECTED, the second book in The Elected Series! And then let's look at it side-to-side with the first book, ELECTED... Want to know the secrets that SUSPECTED's cover reveals?  First look at the two symbols at the top of the book covers.  Elected's symbol looks like some type of bubble, right?  When Elected released a lot of people asked me why Aloy's face was in a bubble, and what that bubble was.  Well, it's not exactly a bubble.  It's a medallion.  A bauble on a necklace. On Suspected's cover there's a diamond.  You don't get to find...

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