Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Analysis of Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan” Video

Taylor Swift’s new album, folklore, is here and critics are already calling it her “storytelling album”. That seems to fit given that her first released video from the album, “Cardigan,” follows ALL of the key story beats!  I realize there’s about a zillion analyses and lyric interpretations floating around out there, as Swifties everywhere attempt  … Read more

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TITLE REVEAL for System Divine Book 3!

THE TITLE OF BOOK 3 IS HERE! If you’ve reached the end of Between Burning Worlds, you might be itching to find out what happens next (we did leave the planet in a bit of a lurch, didn’t we?) Well, you’ll have to wait a little longer to find out.  BUT…in the meantime, we thought  … Read more

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YA Scavenger Hunt: Spring 2020 Edition

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  EDITED: This hunt has now ended! Welcome to the Spring 2020 YA Scavenger Hunt! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from  … Read more

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Preorder BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS from any retailer and upload your receipt to receive a set of Limited Edition System Divine Collector Cards + signed bookplate and behind-the-book digital features pack (including a full Save the Cat! Beat Sheet of SKY WITHOUT STARS)! Offer ends 3/23/20.


Find the RIGHT word…every single time!

How many times have you stared endlessly at a single word on the page, thinking, It’s close, but it’s just not the RIGHT word. Then you mosey on over to, (or if you’re old school, break out an actual thesaurus), search for synonyms of the word only to find that NONE of them are the right word either?  … Read more

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Hello Fellow Laterrians! As we prepare for the launch of BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS (System Divine #2), we thought it would be fun to host a read-along of Book 1, SKY WITHOUT STARS!   Join us as we take you inside the System Divine and introduce you to the world of Laterre and our leading players:  … Read more

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5 Tips for Revising a First Draft

So, you’ve just finished writing your (possibly very messy) first draft! Which means it’s time to start the revising.  When I finish a first draft I immediately start to think about my revision plan and soon (after a much-needed break!) you should too!  Here are the 5 things I focus on for my first revision pass.  … Read more

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