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MONDAY MUSINGS: The Power of Never Giving Up

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 19 June 2017 · 90 views

            When we are at our lowest as writers I think we often wonder if what we are doing has any meaning. If the words we put on the page will ever be read by anyone but us. If the worlds we create, the characters we craft, will matter to […]

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FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Kari Sutherland of Bradford Literary Agency

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 02 June 2017 · 111 views

          If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight. You examine the next few paragraphs, hoping your MC’s voice is already taking hold of the reader.   The First […]

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QUITE THE QUERY – JoAnna Illingworth and THE BLACK UMBRELLA

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 24 May 2017 · 79 views

              If you ask any writer about the process of connecting with their agent (or publisher), the majority will say the most difficult part was querying. Not only the actual process of sending out the letters/emails, but formulating the query itself. In fact, I’ve heard more than a few authors […]

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Celebrating the Big Picture

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 08 May 2017 · 75 views

                For the last five years I’ve been working on this little YA book called NOTHING BUT SKY. A year of research. A year of writing. A year of revising and then another two years on submission. To say this manuscript was a labor of love for me is putting it […]

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FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Hillary Jacobson of ICM Partners

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 05 May 2017 · 83 views

          If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight. You examine the next few paragraphs, hoping your MC’s voice is already taking hold of the reader.   The First […]

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QUITE THE QUERY – Cass Morris and AVEN

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 03 May 2017 · 63 views

          If you ask any writer about the process of connecting with their agent (or publisher), the majority will say the most difficult part was querying. Not only the actual process of sending out the letters/emails, but formulating the query itself. In fact, I’ve heard more than a few authors say writing […]

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First Five Frenzy with Hannah Fergesen of KT Literary

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 28 April 2017 · 44 views

                If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight. You examine the next few paragraphs, hoping your MC’s voice is already taking hold of the reader. […]

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QUITE THE QUERY – Julie Artz and THE ELEPHANT TREE

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 26 April 2017 · 69 views

              If you ask any writer about the process of connecting with their agent (or publisher), the majority will say the most difficult part was querying. Not only the actual process of sending out the letters/emails, but formulating the query itself. In fact, I’ve heard more than a few authors […]

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FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 21 April 2017 · 80 views

              If you’re like me, you toil for hours editing and fine-tuning the first pages of your manuscript. You look at the first lines to make sure they are compelling and tight. You examine the next few paragraphs, hoping your MC’s voice is already taking hold of the reader.   […]

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Monday Musings: Plan A, B, C, D, etc…

  Posted by Amy Trueblood , 17 April 2017 · 164 views

            When you write your first book your dream is that it will sell. For many writers that dream does not come true. Most move on to writing another book, and then perhaps another, and one more until they finally achieve their dream.     This path is most common […]

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