I am willing to go Dark.
Posted on May 2, 2019 1 Comment
As I head to teach at #NESCBWI19, I thought it would be a good idea to add a post to my blog about writing . . . and what it sometimes costs us as people to tell the story. The other day, I had a fascinating conversation with another writer. We were going through her […]
Dennis-Yarmouth Literacy Night!
Posted on March 28, 2019 Leave a Comment
HEY! Bookish peeps! I’ll be at Dennis-Yarmouth High School tomorrow night, March 29, 2019 (5-7pm) with super cool writer weirdos Jim Hill, Mick Carlon, and Kathryn Knight talking books, plots, and characters. It’s all part of the Literacy Night at the high school and Titcombs will be there selling books! Ya gotta come!!!
Interview with Kristine Carlson Asselin
Posted on February 17, 2019 Leave a Comment
Kristine Asselin is the author of both works nonfiction and fiction. She writes both YA and children’s and is currently working on Falling for Wonder Boythat will be published through Wicked Whale Publishing. In this interview, she touches upon how she writes and the publishing industry. Falling for Wonder Boy seems like it […]
Girl Power Evolution
Posted on January 14, 2019 Leave a Comment
This quick opinion piece I found on THE CONVERSATION looks at the progression of female protagonists in young adult fiction as well as how much further they need to change. This really made me think of the importance in having female protagonists that are not the majority and how they can help readers feel […]
Win one PECULIAR Writing Workshop!
Posted on September 26, 2018 Leave a Comment
Calling all young writers and book-obsessed weirdos! Ransom Riggs is giving away a school visit! The catch? You gotta throw down like the Hunger Games to win the visit! Get busy and get on it! Deets below! LINK TO FULL APPLICATION IS HERE HI, I’M RANSOM, and I like to tell stories. […]
Createspace and KDP to merge
Posted on September 1, 2018 2 Comments
Well . . . Frak. Createspace is getting eaten by KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Technically this shouldn’t be a big deal, and hopefully everything goes smoothly. In the mean time, you can do a few things to make sure the process doesn’t turn into a Frat house on a 5-day bender: Create […]
Undertow This Summer
Posted on June 3, 2018 Leave a Comment
Sometimes I call UNDERTOW the Little Blue Book That Could because it keeps landing on lists years after it launched (not that I’m complaining). Of course, then my friends remind me that the sucker weighs close to a pound and is nearly 100,000 words long, so “little” ain’t so little. Pfft – details. […]
Undertow Series Q and A
Posted on March 1, 2018 Leave a Comment
As I count down the days to the Daybreaker release, I thought I’d answer some questions I’ve had over the years related to the series and writing in general. When you first started writing Undertow, did you know how the series was going to end? HA! Not really. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure […]
Writing Tips from the Trenches
Posted on December 18, 2017 Leave a Comment
Writing Tips from the Trenches Recently, I was asked how I write my characters and what is the trick I use that makes them “live beyond the book.” Honestly, I kinda got stumped when the question was asked of me. At first I wanted to blurt out, “Uh, I’ve no clue” and to be fair, […]
Writing to Distraction
Posted on June 5, 2017 Leave a Comment
“I set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.” – R.L. Stine I’ll be honest: even at my […]