Megan came out of the book store with four books tucked under her arm and an empty wallet. She shouldn’t really have bought the last one. Okay, she really shouldn’t have bought more than one, but she couldn’t help it, there were just too many good books. Why did they always have to come out … More YA Book Lover: A Short Story.
I subscribe to the Nelson Literary Agency newsletter. In the recent newletter I received, Kristin Nelson shared the top culprits for why an agent stops reading a submission. Kristin says if you say yes to any of the following questions it’s time for a revision! 1) Does your opening chapter begin with action, but then … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Top Reasons Agents Stop Reading Submissions.
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Hey bloggers! I apologize for the lack of blogging. I had trouble finding something nice to share. Hopefully this video will make you all think twice and connect with those who surround you. I have nothing against being glued to your devices. However, don’t you think it would be…
Synopsis from Goodreads: Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children’s Fiction: A Writers’ and Artists’ Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children’s literature, and the amazing variety of … More Review: Writing Children’s Fiction By Yvonne Coppard and Linda Newberry.
I was lucky enough to get picked for the Writer’s Voice pitch contest hosted by Brenda Drake. The following is my query and first 250 words for the judges to look at. Much thanks for taking the time to consider my entry. Query for my YA epic fantasy: The world is new and Earth is … More My Writer’s Voice Pitch Entry.