Category Archives: Cody Wagner

An Open Debate – Content Editor or Beta Readers: Who Comes First?

An Open Debate – Content Editor or Beta Readers: Who Comes First? by Cody Wagner So I just finished the second draft of book 2 in my series. First off, can I get a major “Woot!” from everyone? Come on…I … Continue reading

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GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!!!! (Said like a soccer announcer)

GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!!!! (Said like a soccer announcer) by Cody Wagner For this post, I’m going to go back to basics. But don’t skip over it! For serious! I think this topic is so absolutely crucial. It’s one of the most prevalent … Continue reading

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How Acting Improved My Writing

How Acting Improved My Writing by Cody Wagner So I’ve been jumping back into theater lately. I’m not bragging or anything. I mean, I’m a really awful actor. Just awful. I actually wrote a character in my novel who auditions … Continue reading

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Why I Started Writing in Public

Why I Started Writing in Public by Cody Wagner My typical weekday morning goes like this: Wake up. Hit SNOOZE. Wake up. Hit SNOOZE. Wake up. Shower, brush my teeth, etc… Sit at my desk and do “real” work. OK, … Continue reading

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Let Your First Draft Fester!

Let Your First Draft Fester! by Cody Wagner I recently finished the first draft of the sequel to my novel. When I typed “The End,” I immediately did two things. First, I cried. Yep, I bawled like a baby. You … Continue reading

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What to Do When You’re Not in the Mood

What to Do When You’re Not in the Mood by Cody Wagner I’m going through one of those periods where doing anything outside my “day job” feels like too much. Nod with me if you’ve been there before (I fully … Continue reading

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How Much Is Too Much in Writing Fiction?

How Much Is Too Much in Writing Fiction? by Cody Wagner In my novel, The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren, our protagonist goes off to a pray-away-the-gay boarding school. The homophobia at Sanctuary Preparatory Academy is completely over … Continue reading

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