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How to Really Write That Book (The Finishing Touch) – Part 3

The Finale

You’ve put words on a page. Thousands of them and hundreds of lines. Take a minute to look at the word count at the bottom of your screen. Yes. You did this. And just like standing on top of a mountain after months, perhaps even years, of diligent practice and conditioning…after you snap

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How to Really Write That Book – Part 2

Not to be a stickler for organization, but it’s important when you’re embarking on a long journey. It’s helpful to think about writing a book in terms of getting a college degree. Even if you go full time and take maximum credits or challenge every class, it will still take you a certain amount of

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How to Really Write That Book – Part 1

Yes, there are parts and I’ll tell you why. It takes more than a good idea to make it onto the NYT best-seller list. There is an old saying that goes, “If you’re going to eat an elephant, do it one bite at a time.” The reason I am writing about this at all is

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A Conversation with Renée Ashley

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A Conversation with Renée Ashley, Author of Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea

BF: When did you discover your love for writing poetry? Can you tell us about the first poem you’ve ever written?

RA: It’s not a pretty tale to tell, alas. I had, evidently, as a kid,

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A Conversation with Marsha A. Moore

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A Conversation with Marsha A. Moore: Author of The Enchanted Bookstore Legends Series

BF: Can you describe your journey to publishing your first book?

MM: I didn’t aim to be a fiction author. My path evolved to this end. While growing up I enjoyed reading, and for that reason I followed an English minor

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A Conversation with Nina Foxx

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A Conversation with Nina Foxx: Author, Playwright and Filmmaker

BF: You were already a successful author before receiving your MFA degree. What made you decide to go back to school, and what did you learn about your writing through the program?

NF: I wanted to write better, in a more thoughtful way. I also

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A Conversation with NYT Bestselling Author, Omar Tyree

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A Conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author, Omar Tyree

BF: According to the bio on your website, you discovered your passion as a writer while you were a pharmacy major at the University of Pittsburgh. What exactly spawned this calling?

OT: Actually, my college writing assignments about my friends, family, hobbies and the

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A Conversation with Jaime Reed

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A Conversation with Jaime Reed: Author of Living Violet

BF: Your first novel, Living Violet (Book 1 in The Cambion Chronicles) released at the end of last year. How (if at all) has your life changed since being published?

JR: Surprisingly, not much has changed. I still function normally and go to the same

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A Conversation with Jennifer Hillier

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A Conversation with Jennifer Hillier: Author of Creep

BF: Your debut novel, Creep, came out last year. It has been described as a dark and intense psychological thriller. What draws you to dark fiction? Have you tried writing in another genre?

 

JH: One of the first adult books I ever read was Stephen

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A Conversation with K.M. Walton

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A Conversation with K.M. Walton: Author of Cracked

K.M. Walton is not only a talented writer, but she’s also an inspiration—and we’re not just saying that because she shares a literary agent with one of our coeditors. Despite years of rejections, she finally had her breakthrough last year when she nabbed an agent and

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