About: The One And Only Z
I'm the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, as well as the spin-off series, The Slayer Chronicles, The Cemetery Boys, The Blood Between Us, Madness, and too many short stories to count. Also, I like cats. Oh, and I run this forum. Probably poorly.
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That's how it's supposed to work.
I've said before that my characters speak to me, that the process of writing can be described as hearing voices in my head. Well, what do you do when your teen character stops talking? You can take the easy
Wait, let me rephrase that.
I absolutely suck at writing query letters. Well, that's not true either. Vlad's query letter for EGB practically wrote itself--what's more, the idea that sparked in my brain inspired me to write an excellent query letter and that became the jumping point for me to write the book. I guess that just proves that there is no formulaic way to do these things.
But after reading through page after page (after page) of needless dialogue and the overpowering ickiness of telling, I assure you, it's better off. Sometimes I go back and reread something I've written, only to retch and wonder aloud, "what the hell was I thinking?" while reaching for my beloved Delete key. I've been told that means I'm growing as a writer. I can see
Ew. Nice visual, there, Heather.
But my point is that inspiration can hit at the oddest
Last night I finished the second chapter of The Rapture Cafe. Rapture is the second book of The
At times, a writer may face the perilously icky task of inserting entire new scenes into their novel-in-progress. There are two options for exactly how to do this. Option #1: Curse, throw a hissy fit, toss your computer & every disk (don't forget the flash drive) you have that deals with your book's contents out the window, flat-out refuse to
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