Forgot your Halloween Costume? We’ve got you covered.

I realized this morning that I didn’t have a costume for myself. So I started thinking and decided to dress as one of our books! I put some options together for myself. I’ll put them here for you too! Which one would you want to be? Rogue’s Posession...

An Agent’s Take on Nanowrimo

Every November writers at all levels of proficiency join in a worldwide crazypants activity called National Novel Writing Month where they attempt to write a novel in 30 days. It’s insane and unattainable, right? But every year thousands of writers succeed and write...

Brevity and Your Manuscript

Recently I was given the opportunity to speak at an SCBWI conference held in Arizona. Equally terrifying and thrilling, I accepted the request and promptly asked what they wished me to speak about. I won’t go into the entirety of my speech, but in short they...

The Importance of Reading Out Loud During Revision

Someone is having a case of the Mondays. That someone is me. But it is my day to post on the blog and I actually have something to talk about. Yay! When you read a published book it is easy for you to see the things that are not working as a reader, even if those...

The Importance of Platform

I believe that this is the best time to be a writer because we’re seeing unprecedented opportunity for publication. With the tools available today, the question is no longer whether or not you will get published, but how you will get published. Not even a decade ago,...