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 Sara Crawford, the author of the YA novels WE OWN THE SKY and HURRY UP WE’RE DREAMING. She graduated in 2008 from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in English and in 2012 from the University of New Orleans with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (emphasis in Playwriting). Currently, in addition to working as a freelance writer and internet marketer, she is also a creative writing professor in the graduate program at Southern New Hampshire University, teaching online classes. Sara joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, as well as how to stay healthy emotionally, physically and mentally as a writer. Also covered; how freelancing can be lucrative for a writer.

 

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Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby 

Soulstruck by Natasha Sinel

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Today’s guest is Abigail Johnson, author of the YA contemporary titles EVEN IF I FALL, THE FIRST TO KNOW and IF I FIX YOU. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, and becoming a published author. Abigail speaks with host Mindy McGinnis about the process of getting an agent, how branding can limit your writing in some ways once you have a career,  the ease of world building when writing contemporary – not to be confused with the idea that writing YA is easy - and how Abigail’s accident shapes her unique perspective of life and people, and where to find her online.

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Your Destination Is On The Left by Lauren Spieller

Soulstruck by Natasha Sinel 

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Today’s guest is Rachel Pudelek who joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about querying, the agent hunt, and how heavily trends impact both. Other topics inlcude common writing advice they both hate, as well as tempting the possibility of creative burnout when you write every day.

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Your Destination Is On The Left by Lauren Spieller

All For One by Sophia Beaumont

 

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June 18, 2018  

Today’s guest is Lauren Spieller debut author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT, which releases from June 26th Lauren joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the querying process, how finding your people will keep your sane in the writing world, how a writing routine can be a good thing… or a bad thing, and the difference between writing on your own and writing on a contract. Also covered: life choices, and experiencing stories across different mediums.

 

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Fat Girl On A Plane by Kelly DeVos

Soulstruck by Natasha Sinel

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June 11, 2018  

Today’s guest is Natalie Richards author of the page turning thrillers SIX MONTHS LATER, ONE WAS LOST and WE ALL FALL DOWN. Nataile joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about landing an agent, the value of being active in writer’s organizations, and the complexities of author branding. 

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Your Destination Is On the Left by Lauren Spieller

As I By Descended by Robin Talley

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June 4, 2018  

Today’s guest is Sara Raasch author of the New York Times bestselling YA fantasy trilogy SNOW LIKE ASHES, and the upcoming STREAM RAIDERS series. Sara joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how the concept for her SNOW LIKE ASHES series was originally something she worked on as a teenager, and how intensely personal books can be for the author. Also covered: how to market yourself as a debut author, the power of cover art, writing a trilogy versus writing a duology and the unique challenges within each, and how to keep multiple POV voices distinct from one another.

 

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Your Destination Is On the Left by Lauren Spieller

All for One by Sophia Beaumont

Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood

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Today’s guest is Beth Revis author of New York Times bestselling ACROSS THE UNIVERSE trilogy, as well as THE BODY ELECTRIC, THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU and The Paper Hearts series for writers. Beth joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about writing ten books before hitting it big with the eleventh one, receiving nothing but rejections for a decade… and how that made her a better writer.

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A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Rachele Alpine

DOLL HEARTS by Colleen Clayton

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April 30, 2018  

A roundup of the guests and topics for the month of April, and a breakdown of how traditionally published authors get paid.

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THE TRAIL RULES by Melanie Hooyenga

BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

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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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