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Writing Historical Fiction: Choose Better Details

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/artofwriting The question came as we were wrapping up the discussion about my novel, Oil and Marble: "How do you find and choose specific details in... Continue Reading →

First Draft Done. Now What?

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/first-draft-done-now-what I'm a novelist, so I know the feeling: You conquered your fear and started your novel. You wrote for months or maybe years.  You survived... Continue Reading →

10 Unique Books for Writers

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/10-unique-books-for-writers Now that my debut novel has hit the Los Angeles Times bestseller list and garnered glowing reviews (including from The New York Times), other writers often... Continue Reading →

Why Every Author Should Go To Hudson Ohio

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit my new site at https://stephaniestorey.com Before I started scheduling my book tour, I read many blogs claiming that traditional book tours are passe or, worse yet, wastes... Continue Reading →

Super Tuesday

Today is Super Tuesday when voters in 13 states and American Samoa will go to the polls for Democratic and Republican primaries and caucuses. The major party candidates may be solidified today. It is also publication day for my debut novel, Oil and... Continue Reading →

How to Write When You Don’t Have Time to Write

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/how-to-write-when-you-dont-have-time-to-write “Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.” ― Dorothy Parker “You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk... Continue Reading →

10 Ways Travel Makes You a Better Writer

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com I love to travel. When I was a kid, my parents drove us from coast to coast in a motorhome. When I was eighteen, I... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Writing Lessons from a TV Producer

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/top-10-writing-lessons-from-a-tv-producer The other night, I went out with a group of fellow television producers (I've been a TV producer for fifteen years). As always, we shared... Continue Reading →

A Book You Want To Read versus A Book You Want To Write

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com I often hear people say, "Write the book you want to read. If no one has written it yet, it's up to you!" There is... Continue Reading →

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