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    A Conversation with @MCubed35

    @Mcubed35, if you don’t know her, is the anonymous blogger behind the amazing Writeblr Connects community. She’s been a huge influence on the Tumblr writing community and has also become a great friend to me over the last few months. She is currently working on a novel, Rose of the Fae, which we’re going to talk a little bit more about today along with some of her other in-the-works projects.   Q: What led you to decide to start writing?   Honestly, I can’t say that any one thing led to it. I’ve just always written–since I was really young. My “first” story was a fan fiction I started in elementary school with…

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    A Conversation with Chelsea Bartlett

    Recently, I met Chelsea Bartlett. I wish that I could say I’ve known her for years, because she’s just that cool, but I know her now and that will have to be good enough. Chelsea is a short story writer, currently working on a novel, (you can already see how much we’ve got in common!) and she runs a blog, Princesses, Pirates, and the Pen (which all of you should definitely go follow).  Q: What led you to decide to start writing? Writing is something I’ve always done.  Even before I could do the writing itself, I would dictate stories to my mother and she wrote them down for me.…

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    A Conversation with Natalie, a Lizard is Writing Contributor

    On Lizard is Writing, I have a few writer friends help me with Q&A from time to time and Natalie has been there since the beginning, or before the beginning actually – she’s my cousin.  She has been writing for as long as I can remember and we grew up collaborating on novellas all the time. I’ve seen her grow as a writer through the years and she’s ridiculously talented. So, when I began looking for potential interview subjects, I could not miss the chance to chat with her about her new still-in-the-works novel, Earth Walkers.  Outside of Natalie’s own novel Earth Walkers, she and I have are regular collaborators and have a…

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    A Conversation with Tara of @DancingDarklingWrites

    Today, as part of a new series, I’m going to be doing something a little different. I’m conducting an interview – or really a series of interviews – with writers in the thick of their novels, asking what inspires them, how do they choose the topic they are going to write about, and what makes writing so important.  Today, we’re catching up with Tara of @dancingdarklingwrites. Tara and I first connected through the writing group, WriteblrConnects, and I’ve come to know her as a great writer and friend.  Q: What led you to decide to start writing? I’ve honestly always written.  I remember being 6 or 7 years old and…

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    On the Art of Writing

    Anonymous asked: “Is it correct to say that the art of writing involves the use of ethos, pathos, and logos?” In a sense, yeah, but let’s not get too high and mighty. I’m a big believer in humility and while I think some works are great examples of this, I would not use these appeals to define the art of writing.  If anyone is not familiar with ethos, pathos, and logos, they are the three rhetorical appeals defined by Aristotle for persuasion.  Ethos is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader. Pathos is an appeal to emotion, and…