Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Where writers talk about things that never happened to people who don’t exist. Hosted by Mindy McGinnis.

Today’s guest is Amy Trueblood author of NOTHING BUT SKY which released from Flux Books earlier this year. Amy joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about selling her book without an agent, the importance of maintaining writerly friendships – even when jealousy wants to come between you, and balancing the demands of research versus forging forward with your story when writing historical fiction.

 

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THE TRAIL RULES by Melanie Hooyenga 

THE EARTH BLEEDS RED by Jackson Baer 

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April 16, 2018  

Today’s guest is JR Johansson author of the Night Walkers trilogy as well as CUT ME FREE and THE ROW. J.R. Johansson's books have been published in a dozen languages and more than twenty countries worldwide. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the process of landing her agent, how writing thrillers came to be her brand, as well as the pros and cons of writing a series versus writing stand alones.

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BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Rachele Alpine

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January 15, 2018  

Today’s guest is Pat Zietlow Miller, who has received multiple awards for her many picture books. Her titles include SOPHIE’S SQUASH, WHEREVER YOU GO, SHARING THE BREAD, THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE, and the newly released WIDE-AWAKE BEAR. Pat joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how querying a picture book is different than querying a novel, the misleading ease of each project being 700 words or less, and why a children’s book writer who wants to be traditionally published should not seek out an illustrator before submitting their work. 

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AIR & ASH by Alex Lidell

MY AMERICAN NIGHTMARE: WOMEN IN HORROR ANTHOLOGY by Azzura Nox

 

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Alex Lidell joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how she broke into publishing through an Amazon contest, how to find and utilize critique partners, and how successful self-publishing should focus more on the business aspect than the creative side. Be sure to listen to the end for Alex’s offer of a free novella!

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AIR & ASH by Alex Lidell

WIDE AWAKE BEAR by Pat Zietlow Miller

P.A.W.S Saga by Debbie Manber Kuper

 

 

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January 1, 2018  

Host Mindy McGinnis shares 20 New Year's Resolutions for Writers in 2018 - 10 things you should do, and 10 you shouldn't.

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Air & Ash by Alex Lidell

Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me! by Hannah Carmona Dias

 

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July 10, 2017  

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Today's guest is Tara Dairman whose debut novel All Four Stars, about an 11 y/o restaurant critic moonlighting for New York’s biggest newspaper was published in 2014, followed by The Stars of Summer and Stars So Sweet in 2015 and 2016. A new standalone middle-grade novel, The Great Hibernation, will hit the shelves on September 12.

Tara joined me to talk about how a contest helped her gain an invitation to query a closed agency, how to navigate social media when your target audience may not be there, and the question of who you write for when you write middle grade – the kids, or the gatekeepers? 

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Miss Snark's First Victim

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March 6, 2017  

Guest Sci-Fi author RC Lewis author of Stitching Snow and Spinning Starlight talks with host Mindy McGinnis about how she got her agent and the writing forum that they both credit with helping start their careers. Also, the pros and cons of pitch contests, finished books that remain unpublished, the always changing world of publishing, and the importance of critique partners - how to get one, how to be one, and how to process their criticism.

 

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From The Write Angle

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Absolute Write

Writer Beware

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