Convention Fun

This weekend marks the third When Words Collide (A Festival for Readers and Writers). For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to attend, it is one of my favorite conventions. It started out fantastic and has only gotten better. I approach these types of events with several goals in mind: meet and network with people – this is a wonderful opportunity to meet my readers and get to know other writers, editors, publishers and marketers in a friendly environment. It is also wonderful to catch up with friends I’ve made in the past. sell books – obviously, with this being a Reader (and writer) festival, there will be people there looking to be introduced to new authors. Since […]

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Get Published Episode 120 – Leah Crichton, Wattpad Success

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode120.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe road to writing success is a varied one and on today’s show I talk to Leah Crichton about how she has found success via Wattpad. I’ve been interested in Wattpad for some time and, because of Leah and my friend Aaron Kite, I decided to take the plunge. You can now find Boyscouts of the Apocalypse in its entirety up on Wattpad. Just search for Michell Plested and you will find it. Leah and I had a great discussion, which I am pleased to share with you today. I also talk about a workshop I’m planning for school visits. It is about using your own experiences to create […]

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Get Published Episode 117 – Seeing Through the Eyes of a Child

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLast episode you got to listen to a panel on writing for middle grade and young adult readers. This episode, I would like to present my final panel titled, Looking through the eyes of a child. This is, as you can probably tell, another young adult genre panel. We talked about how we capture the YA voice, write for different genders and a host of other things. I actually consider this to be one of the best panels I was on during When Words Collide and I think you will get a lot from it. I hope you enjoy our discussion. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published […]

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