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

May 15, 2017  

Guest historical fiction author Alyssa Palombo speaks with host Mindy McGinnis about her novels, The Violinist of Venice and The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence. Alyssa also shares about querying a novel that wasn't ready yet, immersing herself in the time period of her characters, the shifting standards of beauty from age to age, and how to balance blogging and writing fiction.

Links:

Query Tracker

Writer's Digest Guide to Literary Agents

Famous Paintings Photoshopped To Look Like Fashion Models

Alyssa's Blog

Alyssa's Twitter

Ayssa's Instagram

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May 8, 2017  

Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire welcomes Kurt Dinan, author of the YA novel, DON’T GET CAUGHT, which was recently nominated for YALSA’s Teen Top Ten. Kurt joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how querying is like taking a stick in the eye every day, and how writing short stories helped him be a better novelist. Also covered: how mashups not only help pitch a book, but can also help the author find a key to unlocking their project, as well as the specific struggles of writing humor, and every writer’s worst enemy – procrastination. Lastly, Mindy tries very hard to wheedle him into using social media more, and they talk about things you didn’t know were poisonous, as well as their porn names.

Links:

Kurt's Twitter

Kurt's Facebook

DON'T GET CAUGHT

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May 1, 2017  

The April 2017 roundup summarizes the guests and topics for the month, and host Mindy McGinnis shares her advice on how to write - and not write - physical character movement.

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Mindy's Editorial Services

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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 27, 2017  

A roundup of the interviews for the month of March, as well as Mindy's experience with both the best - and the worst - writing advice out there.

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Writing Lessons In The Form of Stitches

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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 13, 2017  

Justina Ireland, author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows talks with host Mindy McGinnis about such topics as the real-life breakdown of big advances, writing for your audience versus writing for the gatekeepers, white as default for readers, and the question of whether authors should write outside their race. 

Links For This Episode:

Vengeance Bound

Promise of Shadows

Dread Nation

Three Sides of A Heart

Site

Twitter

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Writing In the Margins – Sensitivity Readers Database

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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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