When I first got into this industry, I didn’t even realize that author/illustrator school visits were a thing! I had so much to learn about
I am always looking for new and exciting tools to help with my writing. While editing my latest novel I came across the Hemingway Editor.
“The writer has to take the most used, most familiar objects — nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs — ball them together and make them bounce.” —
The school year is upon us, folks! As some of us gear up to get our kids ready again, let’s sharpen our structure skills with
One aspect to world building which is crucial in any speculative fiction is deciding on the magic system of the world. This expands beyond the
Even if you don’t have as much BIC time or that laser focus, there are still many valuable ways to be productive during these summer months.
One of my favorite world building tips comes from Victoria Schwab. In her “On Worldbuilding” video she says that as an author, we are only
Guest Post by Rebecca Crockett A few months ago I had an incredible opportunity to discuss my work with a high-level editor at a well-known
(Note: this is a re-blog of a guest post that originally appeared on The Late Bloomer’s Book Blog. Coordinated by reading teacher Gigi McAllister, the blog who
Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I love to escape our world for a moment and believe in the fantastical. However, my belief is
On February 14th Diana Haneski, the library media specialist at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, saved the lives of fifty students and
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: In this wonderful #kidlit world, Laura Sassi stood out as a kind, supportive, and talented author. She’s a frequent visitor here at
Welcome to Part TWO of Vexing Vocabulary. Part ONE covered ME, MYSELF, & I, LESS/FEWER, YOUR/YOU’RE, ITS/IT’S, EFFECT/AFFECT, and TOWARD/TOWARDS. If you’d like TO read
In my day job as an editor in educational publishing, the formatting of a sample manuscript can determine whether I hire a freelance writer or