Musings of Eternal Dreamers

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Musings of Eternal Dreamers is a Thursday feature here on Live, Love, Read that was started in the hopes of helping new and beginning writers. Many of us, including Lauren and Kelly, one day hope to be published authors, but the road there isn’t easy. The road to being published isn’t something that you can do alone; you need help. This feature is stocked full of experienced authors, editors, publicists, agents, etc., who have already been there, done that, and are willing to share their own experiences, advice, and stories with us so that we can find our own paths to achieving our dreams.

Lauren and Kelly originally came up with the idea in 2015 to use as a documentation feature of our own troubles and journeys while writing our manuscripts. However, with our manuscripts on hold, we had no use for it at the time. Not too long after, Kelly struck up a conversation with Shanna Hughes and asked her whether she would like to do a guest post for Live, Love, Read. After reading the phenomenal post Shanna sent, the new idea for Musings was set into motion.

We are happy to say that we’ve featured over 50 amazing people willing to share their advice and stories with all of you, and we are currently open March 9th  through July 20th! If you would like to be a part of Musings of Eternal Dreamers, please contact us at LiveLoveRead3 (at) gmail (dot) com.

With that said, Musings of Eternal Dreamers has flourished and grown so much over the year that we have been left completely in awe of the amount of support received. We hope that you love this feature as much as we do, and take from it every piece of inspiration, advice, and love that you can!

Feel free to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with the wonderful people volunteering their time to help us. They are all some amazing and kind writers to talk with.

Schedule:

2015

August
8/20 – [1] Shanna Hughes – A Fear of Sharing Your Writing
8/27 – [2] Elise Kova – Becoming a “Published” Author

September
9/3 – [3] Keira Gillett – How Do You Write a Book?
9/10 – [4] Kendall Kulper – Rewriting Your Manuscript
9/17 – [5] Kristi Charish – Quirks and Quarks My Strange Path to Publication
9/24 – [6] Suzanne Van Rooyen – How Music Inspires My Writing

October
10/1 – [7] S. Usher Evans – Beta Readers and Why They’re Amazeballs
10/8 – [8] Rachel E. Carter – Does Music Play a Part in Your Writing Process or Help Inspire You?
10/15 – [9] Romina Russell – Don’t Write What You Know; Write What You Want to Know
10/22 – [10] Emm Cole – The Ultimate Reason I Love Being an Author
10/29 – [11] Kisa Whipskey – Beta Readers, Critique Partners, Editors: They’re all the Same, Right?

November
11/5 – Feedback Post
11/12 – [12] Mackenzi Lee – Old Manuscripts and Words Never Seen
11/19 –  [13] Megan O’Russell – Pushing Past the Difficulties of Writing
11/28 – [14] Emily Martin – Why I Will Always Love Sia Furler

December
12/3 – [15] Sarah Glenn Marsh – A Few of My Favorite Things: My Biggest Supporters and Favorite Character to Write
12/10 – [16] Becky Albertalli – Incorporating Pop Culture References Into Your Writing
12/17 – [17] Dahlia Adler – Experiences and Opinions on Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing
12/24 – [18] Beth Barany – Finding Inspiration for World Building
12/31 – [19] Megan O’Russell – Just Write

2016

January
1/7 – [20] Tara Sim – Starting a New Series Sequel
1/14 – [21] Shanna Swendson – Writing Through Difficulty

February
2/4 – [22] Ava Jae – On getting an agent
2/11 – [23] Shannon Grogan – Comparing Yourself: The Imagined Journey towards Publication vs. Reality
2/18 [24] MarcyKate Connolly – Advice for Young Writers
2/25 [25] Emily Wibberly – Take Your Time to Outline

March
3/3 – [26] Linda White – Building Your Platform: Why Promotion Begins Now
3/10 – [27] Jessica L. Brooks – Delving into Magical Realism
3/24 – [28] Julie Eshbaugh – A Letter to my Child Self – Some Advice for Your Journey
3/31 – [29] Jodi Meadows – Waiting For Your Break

April
4/7 – [30] Hilaria Alexandria – My First Year in Self Publishing
4/14 – [31] Roshani Chokshi – Putting Yourself Into Your Writing
4/22 – [32] Isabel Bandeira – Is There Any Advice You Have For Young Writers
4/28 – [33] Jeff Zentner – Voices in your head: writing vivid characters

May
5/5 – [34] Jenn Bishop – Writing a nonlinear narrative
5/12 – [35] Rebecca Podos – Advice from an Agent
5/19 – [36] Lori Goldstein – Are you a plotter or a pantser and how has this helped your writing process?
5/26 – [37] Jessica Spotswood – Tackling Writers’ Block

June
6/2 – [38] Danika Stone – The Power of Social Media in Writing
6/9 – [39] AC Gaughen – If I Could Write a Letter to My 13 year-old Self
6/16 – [40] Lindsay Smith – Author Friendships
6/23 – [41] Stacey Lee – Dialogue and Chopsticks
6/30 – [42] Karen Bao – In Defense of Writing Less

July
7/7 – [43] David Arnold – How Other Author Friends Have Helped/ Influenced Me
7/14 – [44] Kim Karalius – Do You Believe Writing from Your Real Life Makes a Better Story?
7/28 – [45] Jenny Martin – Survival Lessons of an Author

August
8/4 – [46] Adi Alsaid – Deadline Eve
8/11 – [47] Kerri Maniscalco – Failure is a Plot Twist in Our Success Story
8/25 – [48] Meredith Russo – You’re a Good Writer Without Your Mental Illness

September
9/1 – [49] Jenna Evans Welch – 7 Things I’ve Learned After 18 months of Serious Writing
9/8 – [50] Brianna Shrum – In Defense of Love Triangles
9/15 – [51] Darcy Woods – The Measure of a Good Book
9/22 – [52] Heather Petty -Twisting Tropes
9/29 – [53] Anna-Marie McLemore – Read a Different Book

October
10/6 – [54] Lois Sepahban – Truth in Fiction
10/20 – [55] Katrina Leno – Have You Always Known How Your Story Would End?
10/27 – [56] Becky Wallace – Making Ever (Writing) Minute Count

November
11/3 – [57] Charlotte Huang – What Do You Do Under a Time Constraint? How Do You Manage Stress?
11/17 – [58] Eric Smith – Advice For Writers Looking for an Agent
11/24 – [59] Lisa Maxwell – Working Under a Deadline and Dealing With Stress

December
12/1 – [60] Hannah West – How Do You Draft Your Novel?
12/15 – [61] Lee Kelly – Making Feedback Work For You
12/22 – [62] Erin Summerill – 8 great Writing Rules
12/29 – [63] Audrey Greathouse – Pattern Matching: Creating Unity in Stories

2017

January
1/5 – [64] Destiny Soria – How to Rescue Your NaNoWriMo Novel
1/12 – [65] Jaye Robin Brown – Finding the Flaws
1/19 – [66] Claire Legrand – Don’t Be Afraid to Take Time For Yourself (And Your Words)
1/26 – [67] Jennifer Donnelly – On Conquering Writer’s Block

February
2/2 – [68] Nicole Castroman – My Journey to Publication
2/9 – [69] Mindee Arnett – World Building: The Importance of Active Decision Making
2/16 – [70] Amanda Foody – Picking Yourself Back Up and Starting Over
2/23 – [71] Caroline Leech – Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?

March
3/2 – [72] L.E. Delano
3/9 – [73] Corrie Wang
3/16 – [74] Cecilia Vinesse
3/23 – [75] Rosalyn Eves
3/30 – [76] Breeana Shields

More of the schedule to come shortly…

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