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The List of Twists That Could Have Happened!

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by Janine Perez

I consider my overactive imagination my greatest quality! Sure, sometimes it gets me into trouble—like when my mom doesn’t answer my phone call right away and I immediately think she’s lost in a ditch somewhere without her glasses and with no way of getting home. But most of the time, it provides me with hours […]

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8 Authors Share Their Weird Writing Habits

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by Matt Pantoliano

Sure, there are authors that write in an office, at a desk, on a computer, during the day from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  There are other authors though that have more peculiar idiosyncrasies when it comes to their writing: John Steinbeck liked to write his drafts in pencil and needed to keep exactly twelve […]

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Accio PotterCon

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by Keri Horan

Guys, we need to talk about PotterCon. Because, yes. PotterCon is a thing, therefore we need to talk about it. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, PotterCon is the annual 21+ event of our dreams. PotterCon began, as these things do, in a bar between friends. After the first year, it moved to The […]

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7 Weird Ways to Die in YA

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by Janine Perez

  (SPOILERS AHEAD!)   In 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (which is a free read so if you haven’t read it, check it out ASAP), the main character’s mom dies when a horse falls on her from the sky. For reals. She gets CRUSHED BY A HORSE FALLING FROM THE SKY. It took me […]

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Beyond Weird: Strangest Gravestones

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by Julie Jarema

We can’t all live in a funeral home, drive a hearse, or give ghost tours like Megan Henske in the haunted, hilarious novel Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer. But we can all appreciate the elaborate headstones that exist in the world from the safety of our computer screens. Why would you just choose a marble […]

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Weird Places IRL

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by Julie Jarema

Have your exciting summer plans melted into a puddle of bizarrely colored ice cream? Are you bored with the same old trips to the pool and the mall? Do you wish that you could bring the absurdity of fictional worlds into reality?* In keeping with our Summer of Weird, I started pondering some of the […]

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The Riveted Team’s Dream Cosplay Characters

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by Sarah Jane Abbott

In honor of our Summer of Nerds, the Riveted Editorial Board shared what our dream cosplay character would be for Comic Con if budget was not an issue.  Our answers spanned all different fandoms, for all different reasons.  What would your dream cosplay be?  Let us know in the comments!   Sarah: I would cosplay as Commander […]

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Everyone is Talking About Tim Federle

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by The Riveted Team

Author Tim Federle is a man who can’t sit still. Literally. From his early days dancing, then choreographing on Broadway to writing about his experiences as a young dancer in Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven Nate!, Federle has done much to accurately capture what it’s like to dream of performing on Broadway–and eventually achieving that dream. […]

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