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The Complete Guide to Getting Published!

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Look everyone! I’ve released my very first ever non-fiction book! Introducing… THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED! An author-to-author guide to selling your novel to a major publisher.   Here’s the thing. I love helping other authors. It’s why I teach writing workshops. But the question I get asked the most by authors is this:  … Read more


Big News Books Tips for Writers


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  … Read more


Save the Cat Tips for Writers





Swoon Reads: A Chance to Get Your YA Novel Published

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WRITERS! Take heed! I want to share with you an amazing new place for writers to get their YA romance novels published!!! Introducing…SWOON READS! Swoon Reads is an imprint of Feiwel and Friends and Macmillan Publishing (my publisher!) but it’s more than just another imprint.  Swoon Reads is a community of readers and writers sharing  … Read more


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Writing Tip: Breaking into Act 2 (Vlog)

Hey crazy writing people! I’ve been wanting to do a writing tip vlog for a while now and I finally had to time to sit down and film it after a whirlwind UNREMEMBERED tour. I get asked the “structure” question a lot. How do you “structure” your novels or how do you “plot” your novels.  … Read more


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How to Make Unlikable Characters Likable

The other day at a school visit, a student writer asked me how to make an inherently unlikable character likable. I loved this question as it was one of my biggest challenges when writing 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, about a spoiled teen heiress who has to take on 52 low wage jobs in  … Read more


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