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March Roundup Plus Mindy’s Best (And Worst) Writing Advice

March Roundup Plus Mindy’s Best (And Worst) Writing Advice

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

M-E Girard: Writing Queer YA

M-E Girard: Writing Queer YA

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

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New York Times Book Review

Justina Ireland: Writing Outside of Your Race

Justina Ireland: Writing Outside of Your Race

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. 

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Vengeance Bound

Promise of Shadows

Dread Nation

Three Sides of A Heart

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Writing In the Margins – Sensitivity Readers Database

RC Lewis: Critique Partners - How to Get One, How to Be One

RC Lewis: Critique Partners - How to Get One, How to Be One

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 Also, the pros and cons of pitch contests, finished books that remain unpublished, the always changing world of publishing, and the importance of critique partners - how to get one, how to be one, and how to process their criticism.

 

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RC’s Books & Social Media:

Stitching Snow

Spinning Starlight

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AgentQuery Connect

VerlaKay Blueboards (SCBWI)

From The Write Angle

Miss Snark’s First Victim

Absolute Write

Writer Beware

AgentQuery Database

QueryTracker