Category: writing post

  • How to use Scrivener, Part 1: Creating Your Novel

    Hello, everyone! Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite topics: Scrivener! For those of you who don’t know, Scrivener is an amazing writing tool that many writers use to draft their manuscripts. It’s designed for both writers and screenwriters, and has an amazing set of features that allows you to move chapters […]

  • How to Get a Literary Agent, Part 2: The Query

    Hi everyone! This is post 2 in the series of How to get a Literary Agent.Read Part 1 here. This week we’re tackling one of the most difficult issues of the writing life: the query. I love queries. That might sound weird, but I’ve loved them ever since I’ve learned to write them. I particularly […]

  • Knowing Your Genre, Part Five: The Last One

    Hey everyone! For those who have been following my blog for a while, you know I’m writing a big series of posts on genres in fiction and how to identify what your book is, and what it’s not. It helps especially when you’re querying, because when an agent sees “time-travel sci-fi”, they know exactly what […]

  • How to find Sensitivity Readers

    The publishing industry is changing. For most, this is a really welcome change. Especially in kidlit, where there are harmful books that perpetrate stereotypes that contribute to racism and exclusion, it’s important to depict marginalized characters with accuracy. Kids are going to be the readers, and kids will be the ones affected in case you […]

  • Knowing Your Genre, Part 4: Horror

    Hello everyone, and this week on the blog we continue with my series of blog posts on literary genres. You can find the other posts by clicking here. Today, we’re going to talk about Horror. Horror is one of my favorite genres, but it’s also very misunderstood and misinterpreted. Horror is more than gore like […]

  • Knowing Your Genre, Part 3: Magical Realism

    Hi everyone! This is the third post on a series where I discuss literary genres. This week I’ll be discussing magical realism. Read part 1, Fantasy. Read part 2, Science Fiction. Read part 4, Horror. Read part 5, Thriller and others. So what is Magical realism? Magical Realism is one of the hardest genres to […]