Posts Tagged With: Lauren Bjorkman

Win a writing journal!

Someone (I forget who it was!) suggested making writing journals with my cover on them. I loved the idea, and went for it. My Invented Life is a good name for a writing journal, don’t you think?

So Bee is giving the first one away on her awesome Dreamcatcher’s Lair blog! All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog.

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Are you a successful writer? A whacky quiz in three parts

Are You a Successful Writer?


Any attempt to measure success may drive a mildly insane writer over the edge

Part I

1. Are you published?

2. Have I heard of your book?

3. Are you on the NY Times Bestseller’s list?

4. Has Oprah called?

If you answered no to any of the questions 1-4, you stay up nights contemplating your failure.

Part II

5. Is there a member of your family, critique group, or circle of friends that admires your writing?

6. Have ever you gotten fan mail? (Even letters/emails calling you Stephanie Meyers by mistake count.)

7. Is your book in a library? Has it ever been checked out?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you’ve experienced happiness. For at least a minute.

Part III – Bonus Question

8. Despite all the ups and downs, do you still love writing?

If the answer is yes, than you are both happy and a success!!

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Prowling the halls

Last month a mob of Deb authors (including me) stormed Petaluma High School. I loved this picture snapped by J.A. Yang, author of EXCLUSIVELY CHLOE.

Me, Cheryl Renee-Herbsman, Sarah Quigley, and Malinda Lo

We look like we’re up to no good, don’t you think? Except we’re smiling. The teens at Petaluma rock, btw. One teen writer uses Greek roots to name her characters.

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