Tension is vital to all story, but authors often find it difficult to implement in their writing. In this webinar on March 26th I will define tension in concrete terms, explain why it is so important to story, and demonstrate how to create it using plotting, structure, pacing, and tone. Appropriate for all genres from… Read more »
“Tis the season for countdowns. My personal favorites are the top 100 songs of the year or decade — especially when the radio station playing the countdown is mostly commercial-free. I also enjoy countdowns of top books because usually I haven’t read most of them — which is why I am NOT doing a ‘top… Read more »
One of the most common questions Laura Ellen is asked is this: Where do you get your inspiration? MUSIC “Music is how I connect myself to my stories.” — Laura Ellen Although she finds it in many things, music is the most common source of inspiration for Laura Ellen. From the first few rumblings of… Read more »
Laura joins the Apocolypsies – a group of YA and MG authors whose books are all coming out in 2012.
Laura will be sending occasional email updates and event announcements to those interested. That includes first-hand and sometimes even exclusive invites to contests and giveaways! Please sign up to the mailing list to partake in the fun.
Laura Ellen will be attending the 40th Anniversary SCBWI Summer Conference In Los Angeles, California, August 5-8. Details can be found at the SCBWI website. Hope to see you there!
I love summer. So many memories as a kid are tied up with summertime. There are specific events I remember – like the time the Bureau of Land Management helicopter landed in front of our house to tell us a forest fire burning miles away had turned and we needed to evacuate. Or the time my… Read more »
You can find Laura Ellen on the following group blogs: The Apocalypsies – Laura and over one hundred other 2012 debut authors blog here. Stop by for news on releases, signings, and other debut news! The Nightstand– For Books Both Sinister and Strange. Laura is a regular blogger with 15 other YA Paranormal and Thriller… Read more »
Laura Ellen’s debut BLIND SPOT, an edgy murder mystery romance that explores what happens to a good girl whose simple wish of fitting in and attracting, then keeping, the hottest guy in her school, compels her to make way too many wrong choices, to Karen Grove at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s, for publication in Fall… Read more »