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July 25th, 2014

Beat Sheet for Disney’s Tangled

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Written by: Dan Fogelman, based on the fairy tale by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm Original Music by: Alan Menken Lyrics by: Glenn Slater Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Genre: Buddy Love with a little “Golden” Fleece (or hair, rather) Opening Image: A 17-year old Rapunzel is in her tower… alone. Her only friend is a Chameleon named Pascal with whom she … Continue reading

July 25th, 2014

UNCHANGED Cover Reveal!

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It’s finally here! The cover for the final book in the Unremembered Trilogy! Behold the cover for UNCHANGED (Releasing 2/24/15)   Isn’t it gorgeous! It’s by-far my favorite cover so far! Kudos to the amazing Elizabeth Clark at Macmillan for designing yet another stunning cover for this series! I can’t believe the trilogy is almost … Continue reading

July 16th, 2014

NEW BOOK DEAL!!!!

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I’m so incredibly excited to announce I’ve sold my TENTH novel! WAHOOOOO! Wow, I can hardly believe it. I remember when I was struggling to sell the first (and yes, like many authors, my first book didn’t even sell!) I’ll tell you, though. My first sale was surreal and my tenth sale is just as … Continue reading

July 7th, 2014

Book in a Day: A Reluctantly Slow Reader’s Challenge

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I am one of the very few authors out there who wasn’t a reader growing up. I actually hated to read as a kid. To me, reading equaled school work and why would I ever want to do school work for fun? I’ve also always been a very slow reader so reading was a challenge for me … Continue reading

July 2nd, 2014

Save the Cat Beat Sheet for ROOM by Emma Donoghue

One of my favorite books of all time is ROOM by Emma Donoghue. When I read it I loved it for its flawless narration, haunting story, and unique plot structure. But as an avid Save the Cat! supporter and teacher, I was dismayed when I finished it because I feared it did not follow the … Continue reading

June 27th, 2014

52 Reasons to Hate My Father – The “Before” Beat Sheet

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Oftentimes I find that sharing finished Save the Cat! beat sheets with writers can be misleading and intimidating — especially if you’re just starting out with a new novel or screenplay and trying to implement the Save the Cat! method to your story for the first time. It can be frustrating to read a completed … Continue reading

June 16th, 2014

Unremembered Monday: Bethany Neal

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That’s right, UNREMEMBERED MONDAY is back!!! What is Unremembered Monday? In my trilogy, UNREMEMBERED, the main character Seraphina, wakes up among the wreckage of a devastating plane crash of which she is the only survivor. She has no memories of who she is or her life before the crash but she soon discovers that her memory loss is not … Continue reading

May 24th, 2014

The Traveling Story – Season 3 – FULL STORY!

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WOWZA! Another season of The Traveling Story is done! And now you can read the whole thing in its entirety! (Links to all five episodes are below!) But first, here’s a bit about the The Traveling Story: What is the Traveling Story? 5 Authors. 5 Days. 1 Story. Each season of The Traveling Story will … Continue reading

May 19th, 2014

The Traveling Story – Season 3 – Episode 1

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  It’s here! It’s finally here! The third season of THE TRAVELING STORY! And what a fun line-up of authors we have for you this time around! Read on to find out more about The Traveling Story and to read this season’s first episode, written by yours truly!   What is the Traveling Story? 5 … Continue reading

April 15th, 2014

Unremembered Fan Cast – WINNERS!

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Hoorah! We’ve reached the end of the March Madness Unremembered Fan Cast! You chose the actors, then you voted on each round until we reached the end! So….here are your winners for the roles of SERAPHINA, CODY and ZEN! And I have to say, I LOVE them! Well, done, you guys! Thanks for playing! Make … Continue reading