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S.L. Scott
S.L. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are obsessions she calls hobbies. Scott lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. Find S.L. Scott on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, her website

Entries by S.L. Scott

Serials Are the New Novel...

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 8:50 AM

Well, not really, but they are popping up in all sorts of different genres these days. They have become popular with readers and authors alike for their bite-sized stories and quick reads. With the fast-paced world of publishing, serials offer an avenue for authors to explore as well, allowing them...

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Escape to Paradise

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 2:47 PM

In honor of Huffington Post Hawaii launching, I want to share a few of my own thoughts on what makes Hawaii so special to me. I've visited Hawaii four times, and treasure the island life as well as considered moving there more than a few times. I know I'm not...

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Leaving a Little to the Imagination

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 3:57 PM

Sometimes I feel I'm alone in my love of mystery. Mystery books are great, but I'm talking about the unknown when I start a book or see a movie. I don't need to see a trailer before a movie to sell me on it. Likewise, I don't need to read...

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Young Adult, New Adult... Mid-Adult?

(4) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 2:18 PM

It's interesting to see what happens to youth once life gets a hold of it, gives it a dose of reality, and sets it free again. There's a new genre popping up on Amazon and Goodreads that's exploring these types of stories. At the heels of the best sellers in...

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Writing Evil to Balance the Good

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 3:04 PM

While sitting through many panels at Comic Con in San Diego this past week, I noticed a commonality among all featured movies, whether dystopian or comedy -- good and evil go hand-in-hand to keep the attention of the audience. This is not a religious take on an ancient philosophical topic...

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New Adult -- Filling the Void

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 2:46 PM

What is it about first love that women treasure for a lifetime, often packing up the memories and keeping them in a safe, happy compartment inside their hearts? Passion, hormones, and growing pains can make for a very tumultuous relationship. Yet, in retrospect, those same first relationships will be remembered...

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The Road to Publication -- Part Four: You're Published, Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 2:46 PM

This post will cover topics leading up to novel release as well as what to do after your book is available to the public.

There are so many paths a writer can take leading up to their book's release date. Some authors jump right into marketing while others prefer to...

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The Road to Publication -- Part Three: Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing, Pros and Cons

(18) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Publishing, no matter which path you choose, can be rewarding and equally difficult. Deciding which way to go has become increasingly more complicated with the pros of the traditional publisher being scaled down to match the pros of self-publishing in today's evolving market.
Weigh your options. For some writers,...

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The Road to Publication - Part Two: The Next Step

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 8:12 AM

You did it! You have finished writing your novel... at least the first draft. Take a moment, a day, or a week to enjoy this great accomplishment. It's worthy of appreciation.

Do not waste the time though. This break from the manuscript is important and only you'll know how much...

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The Road to Publication - Part One: Writers and Book Sellers

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 1:04 PM

Writers are an interesting lot because they aren't usually what we imagine them to be. There is an air of mystery surrounding them and their profession. We picture writers as people who lock themselves up in a dimly lit room, fingers tapping away on the keyboard writing the next big...

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Are You Living Your Fate or Creating Your Destiny?

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 3:53 PM

Most people use fate and destiny interchangeably, but they aren't the same. Fate is the life you lead if you never put yourself in the path of greatness. That's the direction your life moves in without any effort on your part. That's your fate. Fate is a negative and is...

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