The writer writes.

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Begrudgingly school has started again, the summer is waning, but that means I am writing again. A lot.

The Spark, a young adult celestial romance (sounds like a lot of words, but I'm not sure how to define/shelve it- perhaps that doesn't bode well, but it's the truth. There's adventure, but not distopian, love, but not cheesy, cosmology and astronomy, but not necessarily science fiction...) patiently awaits representation along with a couple other non-fiction proposals, so the slate has cleared for me to try my hand at chick-lit. A fun read reminiscent of the freedom and sunny skies of summer.

I read this recent article by the witty and talented Maggie Stiefvater that has really helped me wrap my head around my relationship with characters. Check it out here.

Here is another by the accomplished Allison Winn Scotch about conquering fear as a writer.

Lastly, Operation Awesome offers short, to the point and often helpful posts about the craft. This article carefully explains the power of absence, not from writing, no goodness, no! Write as often as possible every week day as if it is your job.
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