From the Archives: On the Tenth day of Christmas Vacation

December 31st, 2012

I’m all about raising a glass to ring in the New Year tonight! And I’m curious how you handle alcohol in YA novels. I have no doubt kids today (*shakes fist metaphorically*) are drinking, but do you feel showing it in a novel can feel natural and true? Or is the inclination always to show […]

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From the Archives: On the Ninth day of Christmas Vacation

December 30th, 2012
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Daphne answered me (well, “me” if you’re Sharla): Is there a book genre comparable to TV’s “dramedy” genre? That is truly what my book is, and I’m having trouble molding it into rom/com, or rom/susp. From what I’m told, romantic comedy is more a goofy fluffy type like chick lit, and mine is funny and […]

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From the Archives: On the Eighth day of Christmas Vacation

December 29th, 2012
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Daphne gave to me a question for GE. (Wow, that one almost sort of rhymes. Woot!) Anyway, in the comments on another post, GE asks: Do you think with all this reorganizing of different publishing companies, most other publishing places will do the same? The economy is down, so what does that say to aspiring […]

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What I Said This Week on Twitter

December 29th, 2012
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Watching Battlestar Galactica now, as a mom, is so much harder than before I had kids. # Seriously, @JaneEspenson, you killed me AGAIN. #BSGagain # New Blog Post: Closed to Queries for the Holidays! http://t.co/mqSgZ24t # New Blog Post: What I Said This Week on Twitter http://t.co/e2sdqnVZ # New Blog Post: From The Archives: On […]

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From the Archives: On the Seventh day of Christmas Vacation

December 28th, 2012
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Daphne took a tour through the archives, and thought you might want a refresher on the categories I use here. Or, ok, if I’m being honest, the Web Monkey told me I was using a category tag incorrectly, so I had to go through and retag something like a hundred entries, and so I’m putting […]

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