A few months ago I was approached by a friend and colleague about participating in a podcast. If you recall, I've done these before and although that last time was pretty painless, I'm not one to test fate. Podcasts are all about your voice and your...
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Here I am, sitting in my new office in Germany, looking out the window to a sheet of rain and thinking, welp – here’s 2022!
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On Sunday, May 1, I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop at GrubStreet's Muse & the Marketplace conference. Here's a snippet of what it was about: "Character" refers to the people in your book and keeping them real in word, deed, and circumstance. But...
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In advance of the 2016 Writers of Color Roundtable event at GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace conference they kicked off the conversation with #Muse16 presenters. In this installment is literary agent Ayanna Coleman, who lead a Muse session on The Character of YA...
By Hannah Andrade As a resident of San Diego, I dislike anything that slows my rate of travel. Traffic is a blight to the sunny beaches and, when the roads are clear, I take full advantage. Anything that causes me to press the brake pedal are irritants. Pot...
By Laura Nsafou In the long discussion of diversity in literature, the focus is on the characters and their unique perspectives. Many writers pay so much attention to the personas within their story that they end up neglecting one of the biggest indicators of...