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working. slowly.

I had this idea to pile up all my pseudo-research, flavor profile, inspiration-for-the-new-novel things for this post and then I realized it was too much and I didn’t have enough space to pile everything. So I settled for highlights, along with my most deco lamp. And of course the photo turned out all dark and mysterious. […]

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writing analogy in cocktail party form

I was thinking about doing a proper post about cocktails today but it was going to involve photos of my home bar that I didn’t have time to take to best show off the pretty bottles, and I still needed something to post about. I’m in writing mode, finally, so I have writing on the […]

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on writing and publishing and paths

I would hope it’s not necessary but I would like to say that all statements herein are one writer’s opinion/journey/thoughts/observations (that is, mine) and I think publishing is far too vast and complicated, especially lately, to say that a single author experience speaks for an industry or a movement or anything but its own self. […]

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on absorbing story inspiration in non-prose form

So Bioshock Infinite came out yesterday and I am being really good today by not playing until I get everything else on today’s to-do list checked off. I just got to “blog post” so here we go. It has a theme and some points, I promise. I will preface this by (re)stating that I’m not […]

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happy nanowrimo!

Happy November! November is National Novel Writing Month! I am not going to write a long involved post about NaNoWriMo. I will instead say a few short things and give you links to long involved things that I have written about NaNoWriMo before. Here are the short things: The Night Circus did indeed begin life […]

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on research and museums

I don’t really research. I was asked at a book event once how much research I did for The Night Circus and I responded “I didn’t research, I made things up.” I think people clapped. It’s true, I mostly just make things up. For the circus I would occasionally check to make sure certain elements […]

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this is a pre-BEA post.

First, the very basic facts:   Yes, I am going to be at Book Expo America next week. I will be signing ARCs of THE NIGHT CIRCUS at 3pm on Wednesday the 25th at Random House booth #4420.   Now you know, and I will return to normal, not-bolded font. I will be in NYC […]

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new(ish) night circus cover

The cover of THE NIGHT CIRCUS has been updated a bit. Here, revel in the pretty:    

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every time i start believing that this is, indeed, my life, something like this happens

“The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book.” – Audrey Niffenegger

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circusy things

A roundup of circus-related news & such for a rather grey Monday:   THE NIGHT CIRCUS received a starred review from Kirkus. *star-shaped confetti* THE NIGHT CIRCUS was chosen to be one of the six (6!) books presented on the Book Expo America Editors Buzz Panel. Which is absolutely marvelous, particularly because my editor has […]

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