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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Chapter Three

I’m beginning to feel like Charles Dickens, serializing my novel like this! Actually, it’s fun — I love hearing readers’ reactions to discrete chunks of the book, although it sounds like many of you have given up reading for fear of spoiling the book for yourself. But fear not! There are lots of unexpected twists [...]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Chapter Two

In case you missed last week’s post, my first novel is coming out June 7 and the beginning chapters are being made available online, one at a time. Thanks to everyone who read the prologue and chapter one last week (and especially those who pre-ordered the book!) — hopefully you’re hooked enough to keep reading. [...]

J.K. Rowling’s Plot Spreadsheet

(Click to enlarge.) When you’re writing a book (actually, a series of books) with a bunch of plot lines, you need a way to keep track of what’s going on. How can you structure the book so that everything fits, and moves, and you don’t leave out any of those zillions of characters and subplots? How [...]

Neato New Fiction Blog

I’ve launched a new Neatorama Sub-Blog today, BitLit. Bit, as in binary digits, Lit, as in literature! As far as we know, this is unique to the blogosphere in that we’ll be serializing entire novels and short stories—even some poetry, many published by major publishers like Random House. Every day, a new chapter until the [...]

Introducing BitLit: Our New Literary Sub-Blog

We’re thrilled to announce a new sub-blog we’re launching today, BitLit. Bit, as in binary digits, Lit, as in literature! As far as we know, this is unique to the blogosphere in that we’ll be serializing entire novels and short stories—even some poetry, many published by major publishers like Random House. Every day, a new [...]