The 3 Steps I Followed to Cure the Worst Writer’s Block of my Life

2013 was a bad year for writing. I was in a slump. A bad one. I was on the wrong side of an emotional roller coaster. To stick with that analogy, I hit a high peak early in the year, then plummeted downwards, went off the rails, and crashed in a ball of flames. It … Continue reading The 3 Steps I Followed to Cure the Worst Writer’s Block of my Life

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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?

WriteOnCon! And the “Fight Club” Approach to Querying Agents

First off, WriteOnCon! I didn't talk about it much ahead of time, but I participated. (And now it's over, so this won't be useful to anyone who didn't already know about it.) WriteOnCon is a once-a-year, online-only "writing convention" for people who write anything in the range of picture books to New Adult. (So while … Continue reading WriteOnCon! And the “Fight Club” Approach to Querying Agents

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