For Writers

Author tips, great book fest swag ideas and more. Enjoy!

First up are my fave author quotes, writing-related guest posts, and great links to other authors’ informative posts.

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” -Ray Bradbury

“Imagine a world without shadows. You cannot touch a shadow, but a world without them is a hard world, and flat.” -Franny Billingsley from The Folk Keeper

“Stories have no point if they don’t absorb our terror.” -Don DeLillo

“If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.” -Don DeLillo

To read Buzzfeed’s 30 Writing Tips from Famous Authors, click here.

To read my writerly gratitude list, click here.

To read my guest post on sci-fi trends in YA, click here.

To read my guest post on sequels and trilogies, click here.

To read my guest post on creating strong plots and hooks, click here.

For Margaret Atwood’s ten rules of writing, click here.

For Susan Kaye Quinn’s take on The Nasty Lies we Tell Ourselves, click here.

For Susan Kaye Quinn’s take on The Secret Ingredient: Confidence, click here.

For Margo Berendsen’s exhaustive and amazing YA sci-fi survey, click here.

For Helen Mallon’s take on “entertainment” versus the literary novel, go here.

For Chuck Wendig’s hilarious Ways to get your writing groove back, click here 

Great Swag Ideas for book fest giveaways and prizes!

I use for awesome Card Flip swag! You can put your logo, website or book image on the front and back. It looks like a credit card, but part of it flips out to include a memory stick! Load it with great video interviews, book trailers, sample chapters, anything you want that connects readers to your work!

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