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I attended my first writing conference when I was sixteen-years-old. This is what lead to the publication of my first novel, PURPLE MOON. …

November 9, 2017

Have you ever noticed how some authors tend to focus too much on writing certain fiction elements, yet ignore the others? Maybe …

October 9, 2017

In the previous post, we discussed how writers can build a blog readership by establishing a brand, deciding on a topic, and …

August 21, 2017

When I was in elementary school, I was taught to incorporate as many adjectives and adverbs into my stories as possible.   …

August 9, 2017

Aspiring authors are frequently advised to build a writing resume in effort catch the attention of an agent or editor. The reason? …

June 8, 2017

  If you’re planning to attend a writing conference any time soon, it may be wise to freshen up on your industry …

April 8, 2017

If you’ve been in the industry long enough then you probably know by now that the writer’s life is unpredictable, and your …

March 8, 2017

As writers, we have the power to tear down the boundaries of paper and ink when we craft a description that triggers …

February 8, 2017

Almost every aspiring author dreams of what their life as a published author will look like some day: Multiple best-selling novels. Lines …

January 8, 2017

When I was a fifteen-year-old aspiring author, I emailed a bestselling author asking for writing advice. What she told me was not …

December 8, 2016

Sometimes, we writers can become so focused on writing an enticing, hard-to-put-down plot that we neglect one of the main building blocks …

November 8, 2016

The writing journey is not a smooth, easy ride. There will be setbacks, failures, doubts, and frustrations along the way to achieving …

November 8, 2016

Have you ever tried to tell your friends about an experience you had, but they didn’t give you the response you hoped …

October 9, 2016

I was sixteen when I attended my first writing conference. My goal wasn’t to find a publisher; in fact, I didn’t think …

September 9, 2016

Once you’ve chosen the setting of your book—which we discussed in Part 1 of this series—it’s important to spend time researching the …

July 21, 2016

Setting is far more than the backdrop of a novel. It’s the environment that breathes life into a story. It can paint hues of …

June 19, 2016

Savannah asked, “Do you have any tips for people who are new to blogging or would like to start?” I began my …

April 12, 2016

For most writers, our passion to write was birthed from a passion to read. We grew up immersed in books. Books that …

March 10, 2016

“Does building a platform really increase chances of publication?” This is a question many beginning authors ask when they are told to …

February 19, 2016

5 Reasons Teens SHOULDN’T Pursue a Writing Career #teenwriters #writingtips Click To Tweet When I was 14, I emailed a best-selling author …

January 14, 2016

  How to Set Writing Goals and Finish Your Book #writingtips @tessaemilyhall Click To Tweet As a teen, you have plenty of …

December 29, 2015

#TeenWriters: To avoid weak writing, check your book for these common mistakes #writingtips@tessaemilyhall Click To Tweet Teen writers: You’re entering an industry filled …

October 9, 2015

Although I don’t believe every teen writer should strive for publication, let’s face it: More and more teen authors are landing book …

September 2, 2015

Thanks to my past teen self, I will never run out of book ideas. I spent those years writing pages of book/scene/character ideas—much …

August 25, 2015

Whenever someone asks if I have advice for teen writers, I tell them three things: Read, research, and write. Read as many …

July 2, 2015
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