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Joelle Charbonneau
NYTimes Bestselling writer, singer & wannabe chef. Author of THE TESTING series, DIVIDING EDEN, NEED, and soon TIME BOMB (3-13-18). Believer in dreams. Go CUBS!
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Joelle Charbonneau 8h
Another 2,000 words added and 3,000 deleted. This is taking FOREVER to revise...and yet it really isn't. But it feels that way because I am impatient and want to see if all the changes work!
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Mrs. B. Sep 20
Hey middle grade teachers, are these books in your classroom libraries??
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 19
Thus far today I have deleted 6,500 words & written over 3,000 new ones. I plan on writing a whole lot more words (and editing a bunch of existing ones) before the night is done because I am getting closer to THE END. Again. But first--grilling steaks & bacon wrapped jalapeños.
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Laura Vaida Sep 17
My 6th graders are so excited that our CT Nutmeg Teen Nominee books arrived today!!! Who will win?! Let the reading begin!
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 19
And now back to revisions....I am getting closer!!!!! I want to see how this version ends.
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 19
Replying to @jcharbonneau
I'd bet anything that they asked the judge whether Monday was a good day for him to have a hearing. Again - why is a woman's experience always less important than a man's experience or his career?
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 19
Replying to @jcharbonneau
Sexual assault is about exerting power over another person. It is power play that makes the victim feel helpless and less than human. So - a group of men have chosen to use their power to publicly tell this woman when she will testify and that she can take or leave this option
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 19
There is something crazy to me about a group of men (because the side of the committee that has women on it wasn't consulted) can set a date for a public hearing for a woman who has said she is a sexual assault survivor without asking her if the date is convenient for her.
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Dave Levinthal Sep 18
NEW: What today’s decision means for “dark money” in politics (w/ )
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 18
I keep asking myself - why is what a woman experiences of far less value to this world than a man's career? And I hate that I have to ask that question over and over again.
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
I would just like to say that I hate transitions when I'm revising. I know the next big thing I need to rewrite, but I have to get there in just the write tone and way and it isn't clicking! Grrrr.... I will figure this out!
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @MonikaWeatherly
I'm just fun to walk around NYC with:)
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
!!!! (I am so admiring of anyone who can teach and go to Grad School at the same time. Just wow!)
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @vikingkissah
I would have been a terrible cheerleader in HS, but I am pretty good at it when it comes to writing!!!
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @vikingkissah
Every story takes as long as it takes for you to tell it. Although, I do find sometimes it is hard to finish because then there is the worry about how the next step will go. (I know that part of the journey well, too!) Let me know if you ever need someone to cheer you on:)
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @BHS_LMC
Thanks for all YOU do! You are amazing!
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @jcharbonneau
And most important - you can't measure success by the contracts you have received or the books you have sold. You have to measure it by words on the page and the story you are telling. Remember that those are the things that are under your control!
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @jcharbonneau
Focus on today - on putting words on the page and making them as strong as you can at this moment. Know that a hundred doors might close before you find one that is open and even then it might not be open forever and you'll have to do it all again.
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @jcharbonneau
I've had manuscripts submitted since hitting the Times list that were ultimately rejected because they weren't "quite right" for my career. I feel every day like I have no idea what I'm doing even though I have had 15 books and 2 novellas published.
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Joelle Charbonneau Sep 17
Replying to @jcharbonneau
I can't stress enough that publishing is a marathon - not a sprint. It takes a lot of work and often it will feel l like you are taking six steps backwards for every step forward. It took 5 manuscripts for me to find one that landed an agent and eventually a publishing contract.
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