Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-erBnDjoW0 Posting the newest episode of the podcast early for everyone who is stuck indoors this weekend! Today’s guest is Anica Mrose Rissi the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture books Watch Out for Wolf! and The Teacher’s Pet, as well as a YA novel, Always Forever Maybe. Her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times, … Continue reading Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi

Author Mike Chen On The True Hell of Being On Submission

If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - everyone's story is different. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions … Continue reading Author Mike Chen On The True Hell of Being On Submission

Structure & Research For Your Novel, With Sarah Carlson

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Sarah Carlson, debut author of All The Walls of Belfast, which will be releasing in March - don't miss the chance to enter to win an ARC below! Sarah writes Contemporary YA that incorporates social issues, and is a member of SCBWI. Sarah is represented by literary … Continue reading Structure & Research For Your Novel, With Sarah Carlson

Poetry, Typewriters & How A Slower Process Can Boost Your Creativity with Sean Petrie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0tnQ66EMA Welcome back to the guest format of the podcast! I hope you enjoy my new lineup for 2019. Today's guest is Sean Petrie, a founding member of the poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems (Andrews McMeel Universal 2018). He has six short children's books coming out in … Continue reading Poetry, Typewriters & How A Slower Process Can Boost Your Creativity with Sean Petrie

Rachel Lynn Solomon On Loving Your Work

Welcome to the SNOB (Second Novel Ominipresent Blues). Whether you’re under contract or trying to snag another deal, you’re a professional now, with the pressures of a published novelist compounded with the still-present nagging self-doubt of the noobie. How to deal? My guest for today's SNOB is Rachel Lynn Solomon, who writes, tap dances, and … Continue reading Rachel Lynn Solomon On Loving Your Work

10 Writer’s Resolutions for 2019 & 10 Things NOT To Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vB-2s1-uLo Regular readers know that it took me ten years to find an agent, and another six months after signing with her to land a book deal. During that time, every New Year's Eve I'd stare down into my drink and resolve that this year I was going to get published. That is not a good resolution. … Continue reading 10 Writer’s Resolutions for 2019 & 10 Things NOT To Do

One Author’s Journey From Aspiring Author to Agented Author

Happy Holidays and welcome to a guest post from a longtime follower, Sarah Rowlands! Sarah has a master’s degree in English education with a concentration in writing and musical theatre. Sarah is a literary intern for a prominent NYC literary agency reading YA, MG, and adult manuscripts, and she also edits YA manuscripts for fellow … Continue reading One Author’s Journey From Aspiring Author to Agented Author