Welcome, fellow writers!
Below are some highlights of what I’ve learned on this writing journey. If there are specific topics you’d like me to cover, please ask on my contact page, and I’ll do my best!
MG/YA Agents & Their Books
I maintain a list of agents who represent middle grade/young adult books, along with books they have represented—a great way to get a feel for their taste! MG/YA Agents & Their Books
If you write in a different genre or would like to make your own list, here’s how: How to Find Books Agents Represent
Researching Agents & Querying Strategy
Note: I signed with my agent in 2018.
- How to Research Agents: Creating a Detailed Spreadsheet
- How to Research Agents: Querying Strategy & Hitting Send!
- Tracking Agent Responses & Knowing When to Revise
- Quick Tip: Visualizing Your Feedback
- Quick Tip: What’s Happening on Page 20? 50?
- Subjectivity and Why You Should Get Multiple Opinions
- If You Have to Explain It, Something’s Not Working
- The Evil Synopsis
What I Learned Querying
Each year, on the anniversary of sending my first round of queries, I posted about what I’d learned. I queried for just over seven years.
Publishing Behind the Scenes
What is it like working through the editing process with a traditional publisher?
Social Media Tips
From drafting (ugh!) to revising (yay!), here are some of my favorite tips and musings.
- How NaNoWriMo Shaped My Writing Process
- Before the Draft: A New Approach to Outlining in Scrivener
- It’s Just a First Draft
- Before the Draft: Outlining in Scrivener
- On Revising and Killing Those Darlings
- A Revision Plan of Attack Using Collections in Scrivener
- Why You Might Want to Change That Repeated Word
- How Repeated Words Affect Your Voice
- 6 Reasons You Should Critique for Others While Revising
- The Benefits of Reading Your Work Aloud Revisited
- How I Tackle Revisions: Synthesizing Feedback
- How I Tackle Revisions: Reading in a Different Format
- How I Tackle Revisions: Getting Inside Secondary Characters’ Heads