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Alissa’s talking about bad words

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Alissa’s reflection on Profanity in YA books this month over at YA Outside the Lines and sharing some criticism she received for daring to drop an f-bomb. You can read the whole post here.

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Nerdy Summers the topic of Alissa’s latest YA Outside the Lines Post

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Nerdy Summers the topic of Alissa’s latest YA Outside the Lines Post

How did you spend your summers as a kid? Were you busy reading every book you could get your hands on? Did you ambitiously set out to pen a novel or two during your summer vacation? Maybe you thumbed through the dictionary looking for new words because, like Alissa, you were an avowed nerd. This month over at YA Outside the Lines, Alissa shares some of her summer memories in her post Nerdy Summer.

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Alissa finished a first draft and reports on it in her latest Awkward Author video

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Alissa finished a first draft and reports on it in her latest Awkward Author video

A new Awkward Author weeklyish update video is out now. In it Alissa talks about completing a first draft of a novel and what else she has been up to writing-wise as well as some important changes being made to the Awkward Author website. Watch the video for more details:

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Alissa shares some thoughts on algorithm based publishing

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Alissa shares some thoughts on algorithm based publishing

In her latest Awkward Author video, Alissa is sharing her opinion on the concept of algorithm based publishing, and what she sees as the issues with this new approach to book publishing:

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7 Ways Becoming and Author Didn’t Live up to Alissa’s Expectations

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7 Ways Becoming and Author Didn’t Live up to Alissa’s Expectations

This month over at YA Outside the Lines, the topic is dreams and expectations versus reality. Alissa shares her list of 7 ways (well, really it’s 6, if you want to get technical) of how authordom has not lived up to her expectations. You can read her post here.

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Watch the latest Awkward Author video

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Watch the latest Awkward Author video

This week Alissa explains why it’s been over two weeks since she’s put out a weekly update video, her problem with schedules and organization in general and drops some hints about her father’s upcoming podcast.

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Watch the latest Awkward Author Video

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Alissa’s dishing out some authorly advice in her latest Awkward Author video:

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Alissa’s talking about a really awesome birthday gift

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The theme this month at YA Outside the Lines was fools, pranks and jokes, and so Alissa wrote about a cheap little gift that turned out being quite popular with her 11 year-old nephew. You can read all about it here.

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Alissa received a royalty statement

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Alissa received a royalty statement

and you can learn all about it and more in this week’s Awkward Author weeklyish update, in which she also dramatically impersonates the behavior of her dog at the vet and explains what happened to that non-fiction book she was going to self publish.  

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Alissa is ranting about a power outage and more in this week’s Weeklyish Update

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Alissa is ranting about a power outage and more in this week’s Weeklyish Update

Alissa’s latest Weeklyish Update video on her Awkward Author channel is now up. In this vlog dealing with and mostly complaining about an electrical outage. There’s also a quick update on her writing progress.

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