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How to Write a Novel: The Emmie Way

I got a really nice email about three weeks ago. And because I am terrible, I didn’t answer it until today because A: it got lost in a filter (now fixed), and B: crazy life schtuff. After I sent it, I went to feed the kitties, and I thought, yanno,…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 6 Date | May 23, 2016
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Reinventing the Wheel: Writing When You Forget How

A few weeks ago, I read this post by my friend Shauna Granger, and I couldn’t help but heave a gusty sigh of relief in her general direction (west). There’s a lot of advice out there about how to write your first novel, enough that I briefly considered tracking down…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 3 Date | May 18, 2016
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The View From the Top of Ole Series Mountain

I did something this year that I set out to do way back in Nashville in 2008 during the worst year of my life. When I set out to do the thing, I was in the middle of a whole other thing. So Thing 2 got set aside for a…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 1 Date | May 11, 2016
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Yzma! Put Your Hands in the Air!

Above is a semi-accurate depiction of my 2015. As you may remember, 2014 was a year that pulled me into its gaping maw, chewed me up with razor teeth, ingested me in ribbons, and shat me over a cliff. That was fun. *nostalgic tear* 2015 was an absolutely bizarre year. It…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | January 1, 2016
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From Base Camp to Summit: On My Own Personal Everest

I have to take a moment and thank John Lawson for doing something wholly unexpected when he inadvertently pointed me toward an old blog of mine that I haven’t updated in years. Out of curiosity (and a little whoa, that still exists), I hopped on over there to see what was there….

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Author | Emmie Comments | 1 Date | June 19, 2015
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Emmie’s Blog and Vlog III: Fantastic Books and Craft

I wrote a long post on subjectivity and craft here for our last Blog and Vlog if you fancy checking it out. Craft is one of those things that feels like magic when it’s done right, and when it’s not, it feels like you keep shaking that Harry Potter wand you…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 6 Date | March 30, 2015
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Emmie’s Blog and Vlog! I Loved It, But You Didn’t: Subjectivity and Craft

A little bit ago, my wonderful agent Sara Megibow was tweeting about subjectivity in publishing, and since this is something I’ve thought about a LOT, I thought I’d try to unpack it a bit myself. I can look back on the first novel I ever really started and say clearly…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 3 Date | March 23, 2015
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The One With Three Zeroes

I’ve kind of been in book squee mode the last couple days, but I wanted to share something with you all. Many or most of you know how hard 2014 was for me. Between an ending marriage, moving, financial issues that almost left me with nowhere to go and no…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | March 22, 2015
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Emmie’s Blog And Vlog: Surviving The Query Trenches I

SO! My latest full frontal assault on the query trenches made me want to do a thing. This is that thing. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be trying to help fledgling writers grow their feathers to the point where they don’t fall into the lightning sand traps of the…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | March 15, 2015
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On a Ring Full of Hats

Something crazy happened to me this month, guys. And it’s certainly something that has never happened before. If you missed the news before, I am now represented by the amazing Sara Megibow of KT Literary! The something crazy is that I started querying this month and ended up with seven offers…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 15 Date | March 6, 2015
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    What I'll Be Reading in 2014

    The Tombs of Atuan
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    Mistborn: The Final Empire
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    The Selkie Spell
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