Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Where writers talk about things that never happened to people who don’t exist. Hosted by Mindy McGinnis.

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

Today’s guest is Beth Revis author of New York Times bestselling ACROSS THE UNIVERSE trilogy, as well as THE BODY ELECTRIC, THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU and The Paper Hearts series for writers. Beth joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about writing ten books before hitting it big with the eleventh one, receiving nothing but rejections for a decade… and how that made her a better writer.

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A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Rachele Alpine

DOLL HEARTS by Colleen Clayton

April 30, 2018  

A roundup of the guests and topics for the month of April, and a breakdown of how traditionally published authors get paid.

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THE TRAIL RULES by Melanie Hooyenga

BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

Today’s guest is Amy Trueblood author of NOTHING BUT SKY which released from Flux Books earlier this year. Amy joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about selling her book without an agent, the importance of maintaining writerly friendships – even when jealousy wants to come between you, and balancing the demands of research versus forging forward with your story when writing historical fiction.

 

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THE TRAIL RULES by Melanie Hooyenga 

THE EARTH BLEEDS RED by Jackson Baer 

April 16, 2018  

Today’s guest is JR Johansson author of the Night Walkers trilogy as well as CUT ME FREE and THE ROW. J.R. Johansson's books have been published in a dozen languages and more than twenty countries worldwide. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the process of landing her agent, how writing thrillers came to be her brand, as well as the pros and cons of writing a series versus writing stand alones.

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BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD by Rachele Alpine

April 9, 2018  

Today’s guest is Jenny Martin author of the Sci Fi YA Novels TRACKED and MARKED. Jenny joins host Mindy McGinnis today to talk about the importance of critique partners – how to find them, how to treat them, and how to keep them, as well as writing for the sake of writing, instead of for the sake of being published. 

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KISS ME KILL YOU by Larissa C. Hardesty

SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE by Lindsay Champion

April 2, 2018  

Today’s guest is Randy Ribay author of AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES and AFTER THE SHOT DROPS. Randy joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the importance of having an agent in order to negotiate the best possible contract, the power of writing concisely and how to make time to write while holding a day job

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BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE by Lindsay Champion

March 26, 2018  

The March roundup episode features a quick review of guests and topics this month, as well as some advice on how to take the guilt out of writing.

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Boomerang by Helene Dunbar

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman

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March 19, 2018  

Today’s guest is Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times Bestselling author of middle novels Rump, Jack, Red and Grump, and the upcoming Mona Lisa Key, first in the Time Castaways trilogy. Liesl joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about being somewhat unaware of the success of her debut and the transition from writing being a hobby to becoming a job. Also: working in the same world for four novels… taxing on the creativity, or liberating on the world building? 

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THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND: CORONATION by Courtney Brandt

THE TRAIL RULES by Melanie Hooyenga

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March 12, 2018  

Co-authors Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman join host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the inspiration for their upcoming release, THE PROS OF CONS.

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THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND: CORONATION by Courtney Brandt

BOOMERANG by Helene Dunbar

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