Blog, Interrupted

My brand new, totally revamped blog! I will bring back a couple of entries from about the time when I announced my book deal, but other than that, it's all new. 

Author, I Never: An Interview with A.M. Rose

Author, I Never is a segment in which I interview fellow authors about the writing process, breaking into the industry, and breaking rules. I ask some hopefully novel questions along with some of the old standards, and finish it up with a round of I Never to find out what cardinal writing rules we've broken.

Question the first: A, when did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

I actually didn’t know I wanted to be a writer until 4 years ago. My (then) 13 year old niece had asked me to read a bunch of books with her, so she would have someone to talk about them with, and after a very disappointing ending to one of her favorite series I promised her I’d write her a book. It was during that process that I learned how much I loved writing. I’d always been one to make up stories in my head, but I’d never put them to paper until that moment. Now I just can’t stop.

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Author, I Never: An Interview with A.B. Rutledge

Author, I Never is a segment in which I interview fellow authors about the writing process, breaking into the industry, and breaking rules. I ask some hopefully novel questions along with some of the old standards, and finish it up with a round of I Never to find out what cardinal writing rules we've broken.

Question the first: A.B., when did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

A few years ago I stumbled upon the Snowflake Method for starting a novel. A vague idea came to me and I was bored one afternoon. I sat down to work on it and when I looked up, it was dark outside. Four hours had passed without me even noticing! I was terrified but it was also kind of fun. I decided to do it again the next day and the next day and…here we are. 

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Author, I Never: An Interview with Lianne Oelke

Author, I Never is a new segment in which I interview fellow authors about the writing process, breaking into the industry, and breaking rules. I ask some hopefully novel questions along with some of the old standards, and finish it up with a round of I Never to find out what cardinal writing rules we've broken.

Question the first: Lianne, when did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

When I wrote a book, I guess. It started out as something I mostly did for fun. The real motivation to finish (and sell) it came from the crushing pressure of student debt. Yay, real life. It took years to write and sell NICE TRY, JANE SINNER, but by the end, I finally let myself think 'yeah, I could do this again maybe'.

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Chapter One on Mashable!

I'm late posting this, but last week the first chapter of People Like Us went up on Mashable! There's been so much excitement lately. I'll post the link below along with the intro to the article.

Read an exclusive excerpt from Dana Mele's upcoming debut thriller 'People Like Us'

Winter is coming, which means it's time to find some new books to sink your teeth into on cold nights.

Luckily, this winter is set be full of binge-worthy books. And even better, MashReads has an exclusive excerpt from one of those upcoming titles: Dana Mele's debut novel, People Like Us.

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Author, I Never: An Interview with Nisha Sharma

Author, I Never is a new segment in which I interview fellow authors about the writing process, breaking into the industry, and breaking rules. I try to mix it up a little and ask some hopefully novel questions along with some of the old standards, and finish it up with a round of I Never (kid friendly version) to find out what cardinal writing rules we've broken. 

Question the first: Nisha, when did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

First and foremost, thanks so much for hosting me on your blog! I’m really excited for the opportunity. To answer your question, I don’t think there was a defining moment in which I knew that I wanted to be a writer. It was an inevitability for me. Writing was just something I always wanted to do. 

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