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Braving the Revision Trenches

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Lisa Kline: ONE WEEK OF YOU

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“When I first became a writer I thought that I’d found the perfect thing for my introverted personality. I could stay holed up in my room by myself and type to my heart’s content.” When I read this, I was pretty sure Lisa Kline was a mind-reader as well as a fabulous author…because this is exactly how I feel about writing! There are few better combinations than a couch, a laptop, a cup of coffee, and a story idea—unless you add an adorable cat who insists on traipsing across your keyboard. 🙂 Luckily for the rest of us, Lisa isn’t just a telepath . . . she’s a talented writer, a committed mentor, and—most recently—the author of the YA novel, ONE WEEK OF YOU. Welcome to the blog, Lisa!

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Blue Crow Publishing

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Lauren Faulkenberry and Katie Rose Guest Pryal are authors and also the founders of Blue Crow Publishing, LLC, an independent press founded in 2016 with headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Full disclosure—Katie and I were in the same writing seminar for an entire semester in college, yet somehow didn’t formally meet until many years later, at Wildacres Retreat in the North Carolina mountains.

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Becca Syme: Helping Fellow Authors Write Better, Faster

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I’m not calling anybody out here, but there were—ahem!—five years between the publication of my first novel, THE MEMORY THIEF, and my second one, THE DREAM KEEPER’S DAUGHTER. In between, I wrote another book. I loved the storyline and my crazy, flawed characters—but alas, the plot didn’t quite coalesce, and so after over a year of writing and revisions, I had to scrap it and start a new project.