Eileen Cook on Writing YA Psychological Thrillers

YA books are HUGE, and Eileen Cook has written quite a lot of them. But one of her genres raises some questions: YA psychological thriller. Where are the lines between adult and young adult in psychological thrillers? What keeps YA audiences on the edge of their seat? The author of With Malice and The Hanging Girl joins us to share her insights!

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Writing Beach Reads & Summer Fiction

‘Tis the season for beach reads! But what does that actually mean? Amazon lists everything from technothrillers to women’s fiction to nonfiction to crime novels – so what is a beach read nowadays? Join us for a fun discussion!

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Tosca Lee on Movie-Worthy Writing

NY Times bestselling novelist Tosca Lee’s book THE PROGENY is in development as a TV series! Here’s the article: https://bit.ly/2xt2yf2. In this episode, Tosca will be one-on-one with Christie Stratos to share what makes her novel prime to come to a screen near you, what suggestions she has for authors who want to make their novels TV/movie marketable, what could be holding your novel back, and more.

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Variety is the Spice of Writing Romance

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s chat about romance, the top-selling genre in the industry (it’s a $1.44 billion genre according to Bookstr!). But what about subgenres? And is romance the most universal genre of them all? What is the modern romance reader looking for? This and much more in this episode of The Writer’s Edge!

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Writing Keys from Book Reviewers and Interviewers Featuring Creative Edge

What could be better than some insight into book bloggers’, reviewers’, and interviewers’ minds? Find out what they’re looking for when they feature an author, whether authors should write to market, how to get your book out in front of readers, and so much more!

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Writing The Holidays

Writing holiday-themed books is each of our authors’ specialities, among other wonderful things. But how can you capture the spirit of the holidays in words? Do readers like holiday books? And which genres lend themselves to holiday writing? This and much more in this episode of The Writer’s Edge!

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Indie vs. Traditional Publishing Showdown

Let’s get down and dirty discussing indie and self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. This topic has been discussed often, but with how fast things move, there are always new developments, options, and strategies to discuss.

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