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 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 25, 2018  

The June roundup episode features a rundown of this month's guests and topics, as well as a quick tutorial on word counts for all categories and genres of children's books.

Jennifer Laughran's "Word Count Dracula"

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Fat Girl On A Plane by Kelly DeVos

Your Destination Is On The Left by Lauren Spieller

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June 20, 2018  

Enjoy this teaser from the upcoming July editor episode with Anica Morse Rissi. If you're a $10 level supporter on Patreon, the entire episode will be posting for you on July 1.

Learn about the submission process from the other side of the desk, what an IP project is, and what an R&R really means.

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June 20, 2018  

Enjoy this teaser from the upcoming July agent episode with Eric Smith if PS Literary. If you're a $5 level supporter on Patreon, the entire episode will be posting for you on July 1.

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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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May 28, 2018  

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May 28, 2018  

A roundup of the months guests and topics, as well as some tips to help determine if your project is MG or YA.

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Fat Girl On A Plane by Kelly DeVos

Doll Hearts by Colleen Clayton

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