Do you know Laini Taylor's work? She's an amazingly gifted author who thinks way beyond the confines of the page. The second book in her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Days of Blood and Starlight, recently debuted at # 4 on the NYTimes Bestseller List. Wow.
Even if you aren't a fan of fantasy, her 5 Writing Tips are well worth reading and incorporating in a writing life.
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author and creator-cheerleader.