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Winterviews Wrap-Up

Happy Spring! 🙂

The warmer weather’s on its way here, and that means Winterviews is officially over for the season. A humongous THANK YOU to all the interviewees, partners and spotlight guests for their time and dedication in this project. You guys are seriously the best!

A second huge thank you to all the people who stopped by and gave a few minutes of their time to read about these authors and artists. Readers and commenters are always welcome on my site.

If you missed out on any of the fun, be sure to visit our Winterviews 2016-2017 page and see what everyone’s working on. Or meet the authors and artists directly by checking out their blog sites or Twitter feeds:

A.J. Super | A.Y. Chao | Christopher Woolf | Dianna L. Gunn | Ian Barnes | Jennifer Galambos | Kaelan Rhywiol | M.A...
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Winterview Partner – Songs Wrote My Story

To celebrate 13 weeks of winter, Hàlön Chronicles will be conducting one interview a week for 13 weeks. We’ve also partnered with additional artists and authors for a few surprises throughout the winter. Join us on the hashtag #13Winterviews, or check out our right-side blog hop for a sneak peek at who’s on the roster in the coming weeks.

Hosted by: K. J. Harrowick

Without further ado, Book Reviewer & Music Therapist: Hilary.

Tell us a little bit about Songs Wrote My Story. What sparked the idea?

I’ve been reading and writing reviews forever. My memory sucks, and writing reviews helped me keep track of what had happened without having to reread the whole book. I’d always kept them in a notebook though, rather than posting them online.

Boredom actually got the site going...

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Ready. Set. Are you ready to race?

The National Novel Writing Month race is on, and now we’re gearing up for a mid-month word sprinting event from the mind of Urban Fantasy Author A.Y.Chao.

Scrivathon is a 24-hour word sprinting event to help fund Syria Relief. To find out more, check out the official #Scrivathon16 page, hang out with Scrivathon writers on the twitter hashtag: #Scrivathon16, or visit Syria Relief.

Want to know more? To learn about word-sprinting and how it helps and encourages writers to git-r-done, I reached out to my nightly sprinting partners: April Benedetti, Bethany Simonsen, and Erin A. Tidwell. Below are their amazing answers.

And don’t forget to check out information on their newest works-in-progress below.

How often do you do word sprints?

April Benedetti: Essentially, every time I sit down t...

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The Day I Became a Writer

If you hang around writers long enough, you start to pick up on some of the milestone moments that happen on their journey. Things like finishing your first novel, the first time you wrote something that got published, or the first time you get that daunting edit letter from a critique partner and cry into your morning coffee (or evening wine). They’re milestones every writer goes through, and the person that comes out on the other side of those milestones is stronger, smarter, and a teensy bit more aware of who they really are underneath all the smiles and ink stains.

But there’s another milestone that’s more personal to each writer. It’s when you’re working on a project and it suddenly dawns on you: oh damn, I am a writer. Then you ask yourself: when did this happen?

When I was a child, ...

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Standing At The Crossroads

A crossroads can be a tricky place. Which way do you go? What if one path is blocked? Do you have a plan?

Before I set out on my PitchWars adventure, I had a plan. I knew what I wanted, where I wanted to go, and what personal goals needed to be accomplished. For the most part this plan has worked out, a few goals were accomplished, and I even landed  in a few surprises along the way.

With the list reveal only days away, I find myself standing at a crossroads now. And guess what? I have a plan. Okay, I have many plans.

  • What happens if I get chosen as a mentee? That one’s easy. I squeal in excitement, read my edit letter, go through whatever feels I need after reading, and then get to work on my submission piece, Secrets of Sgådnor...
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