We always love our Shiny New Idea and think it will be the best thing we’ve ever written. But first drafts are never perfect, and there is often a lot of structural work that needs to be done before they turn into solid manuscripts.
If you follow the #WritingCommunity Twitterverse, you may have seen the uproar over an agent who was recently fired because she maintains a personal Twitter account on which she tweets negative posts about the transgender community.
First-Person POV vs. Third-Person POV: Which Should You Use for a Middle-Grade or Young Adult Story?
In general, which POV is right for middle-grade novels and which is right for young-adult novels?
This week, the governor of Michigan (where I live) issued a stay-at-home order until April 13th. Sure, I’m an introvert (do you know any writers who aren’t?). But it’s difficult to reconcile this governmental order with the choice to work from home. In this post that I wrote for AngelellaEditorial.com, I talk about ways that…
New Year’s resolutions are a bad idea. We’ve all made them. We’ve all failed at them. We all somehow think that THIS year will be different. But we are always wrong.
Taking time for yourself is not selfish. Instead it is about recognizing that your need to create is valid and makes you happier and healthier. And if you’re anything like me, it also makes you more pleasant to be around.
On Friday, Oct 25th, 2019, I participated as one of the editors for Revise & Resub‘s mini-event, #10Queries, in which authors entered a raffle to win the chance to submit a query letter and the first five pages of a manuscript for a free review with one of the Revise & Resub editorial team. I…
I understand that it is a challenge to leave a platform that makes staying in touch with friends and family literally around the world so convenient. We write one post and everyone we are connected to can see it. That is so much easier than 2,793 phone calls or emails in order to let someone know that we had avocado toast for breakfast.