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Writing Resolutions

I always make loads of New Year’s resolutions – multi-page lists, covering everything from the external (I will not leave my pajamas on the bathroom floor after I take a shower) to the internal (I will yell less; I will learn to … Continue reading

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Writing with a partner

Lots of you have asked me what it was like to write a book with a partner, so Mary and I thought we’d make a few videos that would give you some idea. The snow day this week gave That … Continue reading

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Things We Do with Friends

Things we do with friends: Walk. Eat. Laugh. Cry. Talk into the wee hours of the night. And sometimes? We write books with them. Which is what I did with Mary Crockett. Mary and I first met in the mid … Continue reading

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When I got my first book contract, practically the first question that my friend Tom asked me was: “What are you going to draw?” “Draw?” I said dumbly. “When you sign your books,” Tom said. “What are you going to … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing

Anne Marie Pace, who is always up to something big, tagged me last week in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. The hop (not to be confused with Friday nights in the high school gym slowdancing to Comfortably Numb) celebrates what writers … Continue reading

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