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

April 10, 2017  

Middle Grade author Janet Sumner Johnson talks about her debut novel, THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY, as well as the challenge of writing for middle graders, the assumption that books for children are somehow lesser than books written for adults, as well as the question of what content to include for younger readers.

 

Links:

Query Tracker

Literary Rambles

Brenda Drake's Pitch Wars

Dee Romito's Query Sign Submit

Janet Sumner Johnson:

Site

Blog

Twitter

Instagram

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April 3, 2017  

Guest Lydia Kang, author of SciFi YA titles CONTROL & CATALYST, talks with host Mindy McGinnis about writing across multiple genres (Lydia also has an adult historical and a non-fiction title on the way), the amount of research required in order to get details right - and how mistakes are inevitable, regardless.

Links:

Lydia's Books -

CONTROL & CATALYST

AMONG THE SHADOWS

THE NOVEMBER GIRL

QUACKERY: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORST WAYS TO CURE EVERYTHING

A BEAUTIFUL POISON

CYCLO

Lydia's Social Media -

Site

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Medical Mondays

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March 19, 2017  

M-E Girard, author of GIRL MANS UP, joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the amount of research involved in the agent hunt, different stages of the authorial journey, writing queer YA, a day in the life of the successful and (not-so-beautifully) tortured artist, and the worries of setting a book in Canada when writing for the US audience.

M-E’s Book & Social Media

Girl Mans Up

Site

New York Times Book Review

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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 Also, the pros and cons of pitch contests, finished books that remain unpublished, the always changing world of publishing, and the importance of critique partners - how to get one, how to be one, and how to process their criticism.

 

Episode Links:

RC’s Books & Social Media:

Stitching Snow

Spinning Starlight

Site

Twitter

Facebook

Tumblr

Instagram

 

Links In this Episode:

AgentQuery Connect

VerlaKay Blueboards (SCBWI)

From The Write Angle

Miss Snark’s First Victim

Absolute Write

Writer Beware

AgentQuery Database

QueryTracker

 

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February 27, 2017  

In the first episode, host Mindy McGinnis talks with author Kate Karyus Quinn about her journey from aspiring to published author. From the query process to professional jealousy, the life of a writer is not all wine and roses. 

Links for this episode:

Books by Kate Karyus Quinn: ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME, DOWN WITH THE SHINE, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT

Kate’s Blog, Twitter, & Instagram

Kate’s Manuscript Critique Services 

QueryShark

Pitch Wars

AgentQuery

BNCWI Buffalo Niagara Children's Writers and Illustrators

THE HIDDEN MEMORY OF OBJECTS by Danielle Mages Amato Kate’s PitchWar’s mentee) 

 

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