Writing Emergency: 99 Tricks for Busting Through Writer's Block

Kate Danley
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Writer's block.

It's not just in your head.

Bust through the blank with ninety-nine tips and tricks from USA Today bestselling author Kate Danley.

Kate Danley is the winner of the Garcia Award, the Panowski Playwriting award, and has sold over half-a-million books globally.  She wrote thirty books and twenty plays over the course of eight years. 

She now opens up about her secrets to productivity in quick, easy, actionable exercises to get you and your muse on speaking terms.

You may have ninety-nine writer's problems, but Kate Danley will give you solutions for battling every one. 

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About the author

 Kate Danley began her writing career as an indie author in 2010. Since then, her books have been published by 47North, she spent five weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, and she has been honored with various awards, including the Garcia Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year (The Woodcutter), McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year (Queen Mab), Best of 2014 by Suspense Magazine (M&K Tracking), and the 2017 Utopia Award for Best Anthology of the Year (Once Upon A Kiss - "Galatea & Pygmalion"). She also writes cozy mysteries under the pen name Agatha Ball.


Her play Building Madness won the prestigious Panowski Playwriting Award and her play Bureaucrazy was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Her works have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, and the UK. She has over 300+ film, television, and theatre credits to her name, and specializes in sketch, improv, and Shakespeare. She wrote sketch for a weekly show in Hollywood and has performed her original stand-up at various clubs in LA. She learned on-camera puppetry from the man who played Mr. Snuffleupagus and performed the head of a 20-foot dinosaur on an NBC pilot. She lost on Hollywood Squares.
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Kate Danley
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Published on
Dec 16, 2018
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188
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English
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Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
Reference / Writing Skills
Self-Help / Creativity
Self-Help / General
Self-Help / Journaling
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Self-Help / Self-Management / Time Management
Young Adult Nonfiction / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing
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Seventeen all new, magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will warm even the coldest hearts. Inspired by old favorites as well as lesser-known tales, find retellings of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Old Rinkrank, King Thrushbeard, The Princess and the Pea, and many more - all with fresh, romantic twists - just in time for Valentine’s Day~

 

THE GLASS MOUNTAIN - Alethea Kontis

On the way to her wedding, brave and clever Princess Sabine falls into a Glass Mountain, where she is trapped with a crotchety man she calls “Old Rinkrank.” The two form a unique, unlikely friendship while working to escape. 

THE BAKERS GRIMM - Hailey Edwards

When two struggling business owners compete for the contract of a lifetime, it’s all bakers on deck. Mix in a dollop of rivalry, a tablespoon of romance, and a pinch of magic, and you’ve got the recipe for one heck of a bake-off. May the best decorator win!

 GALATEA AND PYGMALION - Kate Danley

A young woman in ancient Greece is tasked with carving a new statue for Aphrodite's temple. But what happens when she falls in love with her art?

 RED– Sarra Cannon

Charlotte is searching for a cure to save her sister, but what she finds in the woods is not at all what she expects...

 PRINCESS CHARMING – Yasmine Galenorn

Sometimes, the road to Happily Ever After leads a girl right past Prince Charming... into the arms of his sister.

 MAD ABOUT YOU – Jennifer Blackstream

Alice doesn't want to marry the Mad Hatter. Will an unexpected trip to Wonderland change her mind?

 THE SEA KING'S DAUGHTER—Anthea Sharp

A mermaid gives up everything to be with the mortal man she loves – but can there be a happy ending when the Sea Witch intervenes?

 ROMEO AND JULIET: THE AFTERLIFE – Julia Crane

Juliet enters the afterlife and discovers the truth behind her relationship with Romeo and Paris - and that their greatest challenge is yet to come.

 SOOT AND STONE: A Fae Tale of the Otherworld - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Aisling, a young Faelorehn artist, finds herself falling for the son of one of the famed Tuatha De Danann. The only problem is, she’s unaware of his true identity, and her selfish uncle will do anything to keep her from realizing her dreams.

 THE HUNTSMAN'S SNOW – Mandy M. Roth

Sometimes, a prince isn’t as charming as history would like you to believe. And sometimes, a princess needs an alpha male shifter to find her happily ever after.

 RUMPELIMPSKIN - Debra Dunbar

An imp finds herself in a fairytale world without her infernal powers facing an impossible task. Will Sam barter away her firstborn? Will her angelic main-squeeze save her? Or will she come up with a devilish solution of her own?

 THE GLASS SKY - Alexia Purdy

Star’s refusal of suitors lined up for her hand has her family in knots, but when the city is bombed and overthrown, she loses everything. After she’s rescued by a handsome stranger named Clyde, she sneaks away to save her parents but finds herself trapped in the new president’s clutches.

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When the incarnation of Creation gets angry at Rush for innocently stating his opinion, she curses him to find true love in two weeks … or else.

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Her first love has been placed under a spell. But will her kiss wake him… or kill him?

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Isabel Ivers’s stepfather will do anything to secure his place as Far North’s new ruler, even if it means marrying her off to the depraved prince of the lowlands.

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Despite fighting in countless battles to bring peace to warring kingdoms, Pynnelope, a warrior maiden made of wood, knows no fear. Becoming human is all she desires until she discovers she can have so much more.

 A SMALL MAGIC - Devon Monk

A cursed princess, a talking pea, and a wish that changes everything.


KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retellings, Folklore, Legends, Mythology, Celtic and Greek, Fantasy Romance, Anthologies, Short Stories, Classic Fairytales, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Coming of Age, Urban Fantasy, Shifter, Werewolf, Demon, Fairy, Magic, Enchantment

An adaptation of the business classic Getting Things Done for teenage readers

The most interconnected generation in history is navigating unimaginable amounts of social pressure, both in personal and online interactions. Very little time, focus, or education is being spent teaching and coaching this generation how to navigate this unprecedented amount of "stuff" entering their lives each day. How do we help the overloaded and distracted next generation deal with increasing complexity and help them not only survive, but thrive? How do we help them experience stress-free productivity and gain momentum and confidence? How do we help them achieve autonomy, so that they can confidently take on whatever comes their way? 

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