Jun
26
2014
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Interview with Johnny Worthen

Written by Lehua Parker

Johnny stops by the Parker Hale for a Diet Coke and a chat about Eleanor, the Unseen.

Jun
24
2014
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Angela Hartley & Metal Folks

Written by Johnny Worthen

Debut urban fantasy author ANGELA HARTLEY drops by the Blog Mansion looking for metal people and leaves with a rare happy ending.

Jun
20
2014
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UtopYA Con 2014

Written by Jo Michaels

UtopYA is the premier, young adult women's writer conference. Here's a little information and some links.

Jun
17
2014
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Make your characters anti-ciphers!

Written by Carrie-Anne

It's so important to have a wide variety of characters, not only write about people exactly like you, or base every character on yourself.

Jun
16
2014
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Designing your own cover (if you must)

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some advice for artists who want to design their own book covers. Don't try this if you have little or no art experience or talent!

Jun
16
2014
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Dan Levinson gets a taste of Armageddon

Written by Johnny Worthen

Science Fiction author Dan Levinson drops by The Blog Mansion during an attack from the Blog Bungalow. Will diplomacy work?

Jun
13
2014
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What makes a gimmick?

Written by Carrie-Anne

A run-through of some of the most common gimmicks found in writing, and why they should generally be avoided.

Jun
9
2014
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I cut. I paste.

Written by Callie Leuck

A memoir-esque post about the best editing advice I've ever received.

Jun
9
2014
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How to pull readers in quickly

Written by Ken Baker

Great picture books pull readers in quickly by introducing the conflict early on

Jun
9
2014
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In the mind of a publisher & author Kate Jonez

Written by Johnny Worthen

Kate Jonez, publisher, editor & author discusses dark fiction, publishing, her new book & suffers permanent brain damage at The Blog Mansion

Jun
5
2014
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5 Ways I've Learned About Writing

Written by Callie Leuck

Here are 5 ways I've learned about writing in the last decade. Try a new one today!

Jun
2
2014
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Book Review: Wake by author Amanda Hocking

Written by adduling

My review of the book Wake by author Amanda Hocking