I subscribe to Janis Hardy’s blog and today I received a wonderful post that I want to share with you all (talk about perfect timing.) Agent Sarah Megibow from Nelson Literary agency (and who just so happens to be one of the agents I will be querying in a couple of months when my manuscript … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Agent Sara Megibow’s Tips On The Emotionally Healthy Publishing Career
Hi Everyone, welcome to my writerly update for this week. I managed to write to some degree every day this week, so yay! I might do things a little different this week and show you what I did each day, though it wasn’t my most productive week by far. Monday I didn’t do much writing … More A Writerly Update 20.
I’ve always known how important the query letter is, what I didn’t know was the extent in which they are used until I read this interesting post by Jordan Hamessley London (Editor at Egmont USA) over at Pub(lishing) Crawl. According to Jordan, once you sign with an agent your query letter never dies. She says … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Life of a Query Letter.
Hi, Everyone! Welcome to this week’s writerly update. I’ve had such a busy weekend and didn’t get any writing done unfortunately 😦 I hate being busy, I’d rather stay home and write. I did write during the week though 🙂 I’ve rewritten chapter one of the YA contemporary novel I’m working on. The main thing … More A Writerly Update 19.
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air and all that, so I thought I’d share with you my favourite couples from the YA books I’ve read instead of doing a review today. I’m looking at my bookshelf and this list has the potential to be huge, so I’m going to list only 15 … More Fiction Friday: My Favourite YA Couples.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I thought I’d share this romantic short story that I wrote. Enjoy 🙂 The Singles ball: There are times in life I wish I could fast-forward through, and this is one of them. I peek over at Sally; she is laughing and flirting with a tall blonde. At least … More Short Story: The Singles Ball.
So how do you write a female character that everyone will love? Easy – you can’t. There will always be someone who will hate your female main character. Your main female character will be judged and harshly, if she is not deemed strong enough there is no hope for her. And this saddens me deeply. … More On Writing Female Characters.
Welcome to this week’s writing update. I haven’t done a huge amount of actual writing this week, I’ve mainly been editing and plotting. On the short story front, I got a draft done of a sci-fi story I’m working on. It’s almost ready to be sent away. I’ll do a few more reads to make … More A Writerly Update 18.
I recently started receiving the Australian Writers’ Centre newsletter. In each issue of the newsletter there is usually two tips on the right way to use words. I have found these very helpful and thought I would share them with you. I think this is something I may incorporate into my Writing Tip Wednesday on … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The Right Word.
Hi Everyone, welcome to my weekly writing wrap-up, where I share how much writing I did during the week. I am sad to report that I didn’t get to write for 4 days this week! 4! If anything, I never usually miss more than one day a week writing, so having 4 days off almost … More A Writerly Update 17.