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May Roundup & Why The Little Things Matter

May Roundup & Why The Little Things Matter

May 29, 2017

Welcome to the May roundup epsisode, host Mindy McGinnis recaps the month in guests and topics, as well as shares how you never know what results may come from a small signing.

Barbara Claypole White: Writing Through Personal Tragedy

Barbara Claypole White: Writing Through Personal Tragedy

May 22, 2017

Barbara Claypole White author of The Unfinished Garden, The In Between Hour, The Perfect Son and Echoes of Family joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about finding inspiration for her fiction in real life, writing through personal tragedy and how to write characters with mental illnesses. 

Links:

Book Pregnant

Barbara's Site, Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram

 

Alyssa Palombo: Balancing Blogging & Writing

Alyssa Palombo: Balancing Blogging & Writing

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

Kurt Dinan: Writing Humor

Kurt Dinan: Writing Humor

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

April Roundup Plus Writing Advice on Character Movement

April Roundup Plus Writing Advice on Character Movement

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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