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September Roundup & How Important Research Is In Fiction

September Roundup & How Important Research Is In Fiction

September 25, 2017

In the September roundup episode host Mindy McGinnis shares how important research can be when writing fiction, even to the point of helping jump start the ever-frightening writer's block.

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Tiffany Jackson: Setting Writing Goals

Tiffany Jackson: Setting Writing Goals

September 18, 2017

Mindy McGinnis welcomes Tiffany Jackson, author of ALLEGEDLY. Tiffany talks about setting goals while in the query trenches, and how skills developed working in TV crossed over to writing fiction for Tiffany. She also shares about how a hurricane made her go unplugged and provided the backdrop she needed to produce that first book, and how interviewing girls in the juvenile justice system helped shape Allegedly.

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Jeff Zentner: Drawing Inspiration From Real Life

Jeff Zentner: Drawing Inspiration From Real Life

September 11, 2017

Host Mindy McGinnis is joined by Jeff Zentner, author of the William C. Morris Award winning and Carnegie Medal longlisted book The Serpent King (2016). Jeff shares about how his love of music led him into a career as a novelist, drawing inspiration from people in real life to populate the pages of your fiction, and how to effectively write the opposite gender. 

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Madeleine Roux: Following Up A New York Times Bestselling Debut

Madeleine Roux: Following Up A New York Times Bestselling Debut

September 4, 2017

Guest Madeleine Roux, New York Times Bestselling Author of the ASYLUM series, joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the neglect of genre fiction in the educational setting, her unique method of garnering an agent, the ever-present disdain of YA, the pressure of following up a New York Times Bestselling series, and the pain of having a project close to your heart not find its audience.

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