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Questions from Readers About How I Develop And Write My Stories

One of the best things about being a writer with lots of loyal readers is the opportunity to answer your questions! From time-to-time I write on this blog to answer some of your questions. This post is about how I develop and write my stories. Q. How do you generate your ideas? A. My best…

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Some Notes About My Writing Process

New and aspiring writers often ask published writers, “What’s your process?” It feels a little funny to talk about the writing process, because it’s something I’m always learning about as well — even though I’ve been doing it for twenty years! But I can tell you a few of the things that have worked for…

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TABarron.com Tours: For Readers

Last fall I launched a brand-new website and filled it with resources that I hope will help you find inspiration whether you’re a reader, a writer, or an educator – or all of these! Among my favorite features of the new site are what I call the “For” sections: For Readers, For Writers, For Educators,…

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Questions from Readers About Writingand What Influenced Me to be a Writer

I’m often asked questions by other writers on how I got started writing, and for advice to them on their own writing. I try to answer as many of your emails and Facebook posts as I can, but sometimes I can’t get to them all. So I’ve gathered some of the best questions about writing,…

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Questions from Readers About Merlin

It seems natural that since I’ve written many books about Merlin (and I’m also working on Merlin: The Movie!), you all have many questions for me about Merlin and his magic. I love answering your questions, so here are some of the best answers I can give about Merlin and my relationship with the Great…

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We Need Heroes at Any Age

We all need heroes. I truly believe this. That’s why I’ve always placed a young hero, a boy or a girl, at the heart of each of my books. Readers can relate to these characters because often, they’re solving similar mysteries in their own lives: Who am I, really? What’s important to me? How do…

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More Awards for Atlantis Rising!

I’m excited and humbled to share with you the news that Atlantis Rising has been selected to receive two great awards! Atlantis Rising was awarded a silver medal from the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning through Books and Learning) in the Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. Atlantis Rising…

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Questions from Readers About Books and Reading

I get lots of questions from my fans every single day — via email, snail mail, or Facebook post. Or in person — like today, when two people spotted me at a coffee shop in California. The most unexpected example of that came when a whole class of seventh graders from Vermont found me up…

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More of Merlin’s Most Magical Words: Courage and Knowledge

Last week I shared with you the video Merlin’s Guide to a Meaningful Life: The Seven Most Magical Words — and promised that I’d follow up with two of those words. Well, here are the next two videos in the series: Courage and Knowledge. Merlin’s seven magical words, and the one word which empowers them…

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Merlin’s Seven Most Magical Words

I’m excited to share with you my latest video — Merlin’s Guide to a Meaningful Life: The Seven Most Magical Words.  This video is both a preview of an upcoming book… and the start of my video series that explores how Merlin would answer the questions, “What is the meaning of life?” and “If there…

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