Dream writing retreat.

#AuthorAugust21 Day seven prompt on Instagram is our dream writing retreat. Mine would be a week at a place like this. Rustic and remote, deep in nature and deep in

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#AuthorAugust21: Hello!

August rang in with another prompt party on Instagram: #AuthorAugust21. The first day was an introduction of ourselves, and day two is about how we got started writing. I’ve been

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A firework of serotonin.

The #22debut prompt for today was our favorite moment in publishing so far, and whew, it’s a big ask for a debut author to pinpoint a single one. Initial agent

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Plotter or Pantser?

plotter noun plot·​ter | \ ˈplä-tər: a writer who plots stories in advance pantser noun \ ˈpan(t)s·​er: a writer who does not plot stories in advance; rather, they “write by

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The bookstore dead-zone.

I’m going to tell y’all a sad story. I live on the east side of Columbus, our capital, the largest city in Ohio, population nearly one million humans. Home to

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Drafting slowly…

After spending so many years with the characters in my debut, then spending so much time editing that MS, I’ve been having a really difficult time switching my brain to

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#22debuts Day Ten

Are you a new author? How do you find your people? The short answer: patient, be kind, be collaborative, put yourself out there.

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#22debuts Day Eight

I’m fully leaning into cheating and cherrypicking on the current #22debuts prompt parties. The one I’m answering today calls for a favorite line from my book, and because there are

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#22debuts Day … whatever.

I’m going to cheat…because FOMO. I found out belatedly that there were two prompt parties going on right now for #22Debuts! With that and the U.S. holiday weekend, I crashed

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#22debuts Day Three

​Today’s #22debuts prompt is to share our workspace and/or our favorite place to write. I work from home all day on the computer for my dayjob, and I can’t get

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#22debuts Day Two

It’s day 2 of meeting the #22debuts and I have a 100% hit rate on participating. I’m really proud of myself. Will I be able to make it past my

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#22debuts on Instagram

This month, there’s an Instagram event for authors debuting in 2022 to respond to prompts to grow their audience and meet other authors in the same stage of their publishing

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It took almost seven years…

…but my book is going to be published! This story started small. Just a single scene between two people. No names, no faces. Just bodies and banter. And a hell

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