#LiterarySpoons: A New Twitter Hashtag Event for Spoonie Writers

Welcome to the Q & A for #LiterarySpoons, a brand new Twitter hashtag event hosted by me and @SpoonieCult. The purpose of #LiterarySpoons is for writers who identify as spoonies - which includes those who are chronically ill, disabled, mentally ill, and/or neurodiverse - to share their writing with the community. Our first #LiterarySpoons event will take place Thursday, October 13th from 5-7PM PST / 8-10PM EST / 12AM-2AM GMT. Question 1: How do I share my original … [Continue reading...]

Query 101: How to Land an Agent Begins on February 6th

I'm very excited to announce that my new online course, Query 101: How to Land an Agent, begins in just a few short weeks. The class is being offered through Antioch University Los Angeles' innovative online writing school, Inspiration to Publication. In this two-week course, you will: Craft an unforgettable query letter Receive in-depth feedback on your query Learn how and where to find the right agent for you Review query etiquette and strategy I personally designed this course … [Continue reading...]

You Don’t Have to Write Every Day to Be a Real Writer

It’s been a few months since my last post. To be completely honest, I’ve been taking a break. Not just from blogging, but from writing too. From early October until the end of November, all of my time and focus went into rewriting my YA novel. Once I finished the book, I shut down. Aside from […]

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The Surprisingly Difficult Art of Revision

I’m writing to you from deep within the revision trenches. My contemporary YA novel is getting a major rewrite, to the point where only about 5-10% of the original material is making the cut in the new version. I’ve switched tenses, combined characters, changed plot lines, and increased overall conflict and tension. I’m working hard […]

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My #PitchWars Mentee Bio

Welcome #PitchWars mentors and fellow participants! If you’re reading this, you’re either looking to know more about me, or you’re a regular reader of this blog and are currently experiencing some confusion. For those in the latter category, here’s the deal: I’m participating in a Twitter contest called #PitchWars where I’ll be submitting my YA […]

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