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What Authors Wish They’d Known, Part 1

Over the past few years I’ve conducted over a hundred interviews divided between KLWagoner.com and SouthWestWriters.com. I enjoy learning how authors deal with writers block and what kinds of scenes give them the most grief—and I can’t help compare my

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The Best Ghost Stories Are…

The very best ghost stories are as much about internal darkness as external ghoulies. ~ Jonathan Stroud

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Writing Is: A Never-Ending Battle

That’s what writing is to me: a never-ending battle of brain-melting masochism. It’s a skill you never truly master, which is endlessly appealing…writing offers a bottomless pit of improvement. ~ Zachry Wheeler

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Author Interview: Lindsay A. Franklin

Lindsay A. Franklin is a freelance editor and the best-selling author of The Weaver Trilogy. The first book in the series, The Story Peddler (Enclave Publishing, 2018), introduces readers to a world where storytellers weave their wares into crystallized sculptures

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Reading and Writing Connection

What reading taught me was that I…had at least one story that needed to be told…that other people’s stories could speak to me in ways I never imagined…that the story I had to tell could speak to other people in

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Author Interview: Zachry Wheeler

Zachry Wheeler is an award-winning author of two ongoing sci-fi series. His Max and the Multiverse books take a humorous look at a teenage gamer’s bizarre life shared with a band of quirky space jockeys. On the other side of

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The Beauty of Your Work

The thing is, if you work to minimize criticism, you have surrendered the beauty and greatness of what you’ve set out to build. ~ Seth Godin  

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Author Interview: Meg Cowley

Bestselling fantasy author Meg Cowley credits her writing path to her parents for encouraging her creativity, JK Rowling for inspiring her, and a meeting with Christopher Paolini that led her to finish the novel that started her first series. Her

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Mistakes and Masterpieces

In the end, make mistakes. The RIGHT mistakes. Mistakes can eventually become magic even though they make a hell of a mess. Remember that perfectionism is the elixir of the doomed. When has any artist ever created a masterpiece and

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Inspiring Dreams

Never forget that embracing your own fulfillment inspires others to do the same. Living your dream gives others the courage to try. ~ Susan Kaye Quinn

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All who wander are not lost.~ JRR Tolkien

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