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Subscribing to a Blog: Deep Conversation on Writing and Mysteries

Beth Kanell here, writing from Vermont, where the snowbanks are shrinking in March sunshine. Have you discovered the new media forum called Medium? It’s a sort of magazine of essays, with the very valuable addition of posting the estimated reading … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Rosemary Harris

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Rosemary Harris is the most adventurous person I have ever met. She’s—brave, in every way. She’s just as happy to be kayaking down the Dangeroso River (I made that up) as she is at the gala opening … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on Gripping Characters: YA Mystery Writing

You know that expression, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears?” I’ve been told it’s from Zen buddhism, but it’s also very much current. I’ve found another side to it as a writer: When I’m ready to learn something, … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Kathy Lynn Emerson

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Yes–it’s interview day! And more of those in-depth discussions with your favorite authors are in the works. (Who would you like to hear from? What would you like to hear about?) But I’ve been thinking. What makes an author successful? What are the … Continue reading

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Marketing a Book: Online vs. Real Time

While chatting with a friend this weekend she asked how my book sales were going. My second suspense novel, ‘Dark Circle,’ was recently released and a frenzy of promotional activity soon followed. While it’s easy to see how “real time” … Continue reading

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Common Core Standards and YA Mystery Writing (and Reading!)

Yes, you read the title correctly — this post is about that monster of today’s headlines, the Common Core State Standards being implemented in schools across the country. Or rather, it’s not about the standards … but about the wild … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Writers & Readers: The Numbers

I have one more post to add in this series, and it will be on using Pinterest — but I want to hold it until after the holiday season. So, here’s some information to think about in the meantime (you … Continue reading

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