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

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

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

Gifts For Writers! A New Series All About Stuff You Need For Your Writing Ritual

Welcome to a brand new series of interviews here on the blog - it's the STUFF (Shit U Find Fulfilling). Writers have rituals, and some of us find a particular candle, pair of socks, or background noise is the key to kicking off the creative process. I asked fellow writers what it is they find … Continue reading Gifts For Writers! A New Series All About Stuff You Need For Your Writing Ritual

When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wF1S-QhJus Lots of questions coming at me in the past few weeks, most of them from Facebook. I’ll start with Jessica who asked for tips for motivation to keep writing if you’re feeling very stuck. Good question. Here’s the thing – writing is hard. It sounds like you already knew that, but I think it … Continue reading When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

Top 5 Mistakes For First Time Queries & Making Yourself Write

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQA5tT3NwvI The new podcast episode is up! Listen above, or if you prefer to read your writing advice, scroll away! First of all – if you haven’t already realized this I’m going to say it again – we all generally hate ourselves when we sit down to write. I’m currently holed up in a hotel … Continue reading Top 5 Mistakes For First Time Queries & Making Yourself Write