As is with the brainstorming process, there is no perfect formula drafting process for you to follow. Writing is all… Read more The First Draft: Understanding Your Own Story — And Getting It Done
Trying to describe a brainstorming process is trying to outline the way the brain works: an amorphous cloud of mush… Read more Brainstorming & Outlining: The Foundations to Building a Novel
I was reading some of my early-on writing (the dark days), and I realize there are some things early-writer-me needed… Read more The Most Useful Advice I’ve Heard to Improving Your Writing
So, I once thought of doing a blog post on how to write a killer Twitter pitch — but I… Read more How To Write A Killer Twitter Pitch
I have some amazing writer friends with swoon-worthy manuscripts who are going on sub soon, and I thought it might be… Read more Submissions: Key Players, the Process, and More!
Three-book deals. Manuscripts going to auction. Offers from the Big 5 Publishers. These had all seemed like dreams to me.… Read more I HAVE A THREE-BOOK DEAL!!!!!!!
2017, for me, has blown most of the other years of my life out of the water. It’s the year… Read more A Letter From My 2018 Self, To My Selves of the Past: Thank You For Not Giving Up.
I was inspired to write this post by a writer friend of mine, Katie Zhao, who said she was currently… Read more Why You Should Rewrite & Revise Your Novel
It’s a battle to win. The odds are ridiculously low. Your friends/people who like you send you little packets of… Read more Playing the Querying Game … May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!
So, you’ve got the rumblings of a story within you that NEEDS to be told. Or, you think you do.… Read more How To Outline Your Novel & Basics of Story Structure — à la MOANA