The Best TV Shows for Writers

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I know that a good amount of writing advice out there includes a rule somewhere that says something like, “Turn off the TV and write”…

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Writing Tip: How To Write Teenagers Realistically

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After spending five years on a manuscript that still isn’t publisher-ready, I have learned the hard way that there’s a delicate balance you need to walk when writing a compelling teenage protagonist. Here, and I’ll be as brief as possible, is what I’ve learned…

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Learning from the Masters: The Meet-Cute (sort of)

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In my current manuscript, there are many things I’m struggling with. (More on some of those other things here.) One of them is when my protagonist first meets the boy who will eventually become a love interest. In movies, known as the “meet-cute.”

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