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WELCOME TO THE BLOG! With over 140 interviews logged to date, I love nothing more than getting the chance to talk to authors about their books, the writing process, what they've learned navigating the publishing journey, and even picking their brains on craft-related topics (such as how to write distinct POVs and world-building tips). They've taught me so much! I hope you enjoy reading through these amazing interviews as much as I've enjoyed putting them together.

Coming to the Blog in February!

Winter 2018 is packed with some truly amazing new releases and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share more about these authors (and their books!) on MeganWriteNow. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for in-depth Q&A's with SARAH GLENN MARSH, KIM CHANCE, GLORIA CHAO, and KAMILLA BENKO (my first MG spotlight!). They'll discuss their books, writing life, and I'll be asking for insight on topics as varied as characters and sexual identity, booktubing, YA in a college setting, and how to craft an authentic MG voice. Come for the craft tips. Stay for the inspiration. To learn more about specific titles, click on the links beneath the graphic and add them to your Goodreads list! Thursday, Februa

How to Make a Novel Aesthetics Slideshow

​​ Novel aesthetic boards and collages are a huge source of inspiration for most writers, but did you ever wish they were a bit more dynamic? That instead of looking at a static board, there was a an easy way to collect and cycle the pictures instead? Check out the pros and cons below as I show you how I used GIPHY to turn a collection of photos and quotes into an atmospheric slideshow. Many of you are probably already familiar with this site as the go-to place to find gifs, but it also lets you create your own gifs and mini slideshows! My Process: Instead of just using pictures, I decided to try something a little more difficult and create a slideshow for my WIP using photos, and quotes pul

Author Spotlight: Joanna Ruth Meyer talks Beneath the Haunting Sea

​​ Happy book birthday to Joanna Ruth Meyer! In addition to writing Young Adult fantasy, Joanna lives in Arizona where she teaches piano. Her debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, releases TODAY and it's been racking up some great reviews, including one from Kirkus which called the novel: “Epic, musical, and tender.” Click on the image below to be transported to her website where you can read an exclusive excerpt from Chapter Six right now! And now, here's my chat with Joanna! Hi, Joanna! Welcome and congrats on your debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea. Can you tell us a little about the story and what inspired it? Hi Megan! Thanks so much for having me! Beneath the Haunting Sea is about a girl desti

Author Spotlight: Lyndsay Ely talks Gunslinger Girl

​​ Lyndsay Ely is on the blog today! Her debut, Gunslinger Girl, hit shelves on Tuesday and I've been in a constant state of excitement over this book ever since I first heard the MC is a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley! Check out the mini synopsis here: Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great… The West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark

Author Spotlight: Rachel Lynn Solomon talks You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone

​​ Happy 2018! I'm so excited to be kicking off the year by hosting the lovely Rachel Lynn Solomon on the blog. In addition to being an all-around-wonderful person (and Pitch Wars mentor!), Rachel is a Seattle native who has written for newspapers, produced a radio show, and worked for NPR. Her debut novel, You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone releases TODAY from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone has already been racking up some excellent reviews, and it's also been chosen as: ABA Indies Introduce Pick for Winter/Spring 2018 A Top 10 Winter 2017-2018 Kids’ Indie Next List title So check out my chat with Rachel below, and don't forget to go and wish her a VERY HAPPY BOOK BIRT

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