Oh man, I have been absolutely horrible about posting lately. I've been moving. It's been crazy. Life is an endless sea of boxes and cleaning. I'm planning on doing a pretty detailed end-of-year summary post. But as we're not quite at the end of the month yet, I'm going to post a couple of author … Continue reading Author Success Stories!
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.”
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?
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
First off: Pitch Wars! If you're participating, you have until the end of the day to send your stuff in. Do it!...And, uh. Now I'm not really sure what to say. I was going to write a rousing post about Pitch Wars and how everyone had a meager 24 hours to get their stuff in. … Continue reading Pitch Wars! And Also Some Tips for Writers
Guys. I am so excited for Pitch Wars. So. Excited. I can barely stand it! Pitch Wars is one of those legendary events. I've never participated before, but I've watched people get super-duper excited about it. And now it's here again, and at the very best of times! Pitch Wars is an event for authors … Continue reading Preparing for Pitch Wars!
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 Basically: You submit the first 150-200 words of your unpublished, finished YA novel with a one-sentence log line.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