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Day 5: Cover Buy. These are only some of my favorites 😻😻 #NovemberBookChallenge14 #igniteme #taherehmafi #heiroffire #sarahjmaas #acrosstheuniverse #bethrevis #kissofdeception #maryepearson #thesebrokenstars #amykaufman #bookstagram #beautifulcovers

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Word To The Wise: Beth Revis and Control The Story ~ sipping tea between books

“The number one thing I’ve learned is that the only thing you can really control is the story. Everything else–publication, reviews, awards, listing, any other level of "success” is outside of your control. It’s easy to be distracted by the shiny idea of some goal to achieve, such as hitting the NY Times list, but it’s not something you can really control. You can’t make an agent sign you or a publisher give you a book deal. All you can control is the story. Make it true, make it real. Find the beating heart of that story, and make it shine through every word. That’s all you can do. And as simple as it sounds, that really is enough.“

–Beth Revis