Author Archives: Dorlana

About Dorlana

Dorlana Vann is the author of contemporary novels for teens and adults. Her inspirations are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies - sometimes combining all three in the same story. She writes weekend reads that have been described as inventive, creative, and fun. “This book is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly evening.”

Building a Novel by Dorlana Vann

I’ve used a lot of different methods to write my books over the years. The technique depends on the story and if I already have an idea or not. One tactic is to build inspiration upon inspiration, like a house, … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Writing – How to Not Take Critiques Personally – by Dorlana Vann

I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive a lot of edits. But you can actually … Continue reading

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En garde Rough Draft

I’m in the middle of a fight. My rough draft is my opponent, and right now I feel like I’m losing. I’m frustrated. However, I have to remember that this is how I feel every time I write a rough … Continue reading

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