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Marissa chats with Dallas Woodburn about her new YA contemporary - THANKS, CARISSA, FOR RUINING MY LIFE - as well as not giving up on a book that you really love, no matter how many years or drafts it takes; creating powerful character arcs by determining the endpoint goal, then figuring out the challenges that character will need to face to get there; the interesting challenge of writing a romance in which the characters are physically distanced from each other; how a book coach might just be the cheerleader and accountability partner you need to help you get your book written; the value of writing for yourself, regardless of whether or not you want to seek publication; and some tips on dealing with the universally frustrating mucky middle and shiny new idea syndrome.
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