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June Roundup & Word Count Worries

June Roundup & Word Count Worries

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

Lauren Spieller: Writing Routines…. Good or Bad?

Lauren Spieller: Writing Routines…. Good or Bad?

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

Natalie D. Richards: The Complexities of Author Branding

Natalie D. Richards: The Complexities of Author Branding

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

Sara Raasch: Marketing Your Book

Sara Raasch: Marketing Your Book

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