New Leaf Literary and Media on agents and “It’s good, it’s just not for me.”

I'm querying! That means I glom onto absolutely everything I find online that is related to the process of querying. In fact, I am currently I'm sitting on a treasure trove of agent-related links, none of which I have actually bothered to post here. So it's time. I am actually going to start posting these … Continue reading New Leaf Literary and Media on agents and “It’s good, it’s just not for me.”

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Writing for Modern Teens, Or: Hey, Want to Feel Super Old?

It's a busy week! So instead of a proper post, here's a link I found fascinating. This is from agent Sarah LaPolla, and it discusses what to keep in mind (and to not get too hung up on) when writing for the teens of the 21st century. And if that doesn't make you feel old, … Continue reading Writing for Modern Teens, Or: Hey, Want to Feel Super Old?

Author C.C. Hunter Explains How to Overcome Self-Doubt | WritersDigest.com

I generally blog about writing tips and books I've read. This is rough, because I was reading this last week: It's elementary school fiction. In Japanese. For 6th graders. It's about some elementary kids who start a mystery club and hunt down the legendary thief, Papillon. And it is, obviously, nothing I would really write … Continue reading Author C.C. Hunter Explains How to Overcome Self-Doubt | WritersDigest.com

15th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Young Adult Fiction | WritersDigest.com

Writer's Digest is doing a contest for YA authors! You can find more here: 15th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Young Adult Fiction | WritersDigest.com. Basically: You submit the first 150-200 words of your unpublished, finished YA novel with a one-sentence log line. Then you have to mention this contest twice on social media (which … Continue reading 15th Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Young Adult Fiction | WritersDigest.com