Category Archives: writing life

I’ve been reading George R.R. Martin’s famous Song of Ice and Fire series (aka, Game of Thrones), after much prompting by Sailor Boy and all my other SFF-loving friends, and loving the first two seasons of the HBO show, and … Continue reading

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So I’m doing Camp Nanowrimo this month. You can find me under the name “dianablue” (oh, and if you do, please invite me into your cabin! I keep getting stuck with strangers). I’ve never been particularly good at NaNoWriMo, though … Continue reading

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The news is out: I’m working on a new series:   Kristin Rens at Balzer + Bray has acquired North American rights to a new middle-grade action/adventure series from Diana Peterfreund, author of Rampant and For Darkness Shows the Stars. … Continue reading

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So the publishing world was abuzz yesterday at an announcement of a partnership between Amazon and Alloy Entertainment (packager of YA novels like Gossip Girl and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) to publish and promote fanfiction. I skimmed the … Continue reading

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So I’ve been very quiet about what I’m up to, lately, and that is in large part because I’m not entirely sure what I’m up to, other than preparing for the release of ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA in October. In … Continue reading

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Saw a great blog post today by Michelle Maison on getting the perfect title for your work (via Janice Hardy), and in reading, realized that I have utilized many of these methods myself. Sometimes, the perfect title comes in an … Continue reading

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Let me start out this post by saying RIO IS FINE, and also, because it can’t be stated often enough (and for anyone who got here by googling): DON’T FEED YOUR DOG CHOCOLATE, GRAPES, OR RAISINS, and definitely no sugar-free … Continue reading

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Oh February, you stunted shrimp of a month. I am not sorry to see you go. You’re never long enough. If I had the two to three more days that I’m owed, maybe I could have done something with you. … Continue reading

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Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve given you guys a real blog post. I apologize for that. I had all sorts of grand plans, like telling you all about my New Year’s Resolution to track my writing and … Continue reading

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After yesterday’s reader geekery, now we have a matching set: Writing routines of famous writers. I love the bit about Joan Didion and her drink and meditation on the day’s work. Especially the drink part. I’m totally up for that. … Continue reading

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