Since we're opening to queries in June, we thought May would be the perfect month to talk all things querying. Additionally, we're very excited to try something we've never tried before: a LIVE reading and critique of actual queries from our inbox. If you have a query you'd like to send us, we'll choose a… Continue reading It’s Learning About Query Letters Month!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the incredibly talented and wonderful Colorado Book Award winning author DARBY KARCHUT has written the foreword for this year's all-teen Choose Your Own Adventure anthology! We specifically invited Darby to write this foreword because as an adventurer, traveler, and biker, she has explored the highest peaks and the… Continue reading Announcing Darby Karchut as Contributor to All-teen Anthology
Leigh Statham is the author of Daughter 4254, a fast-paced, romantic, and epic YA, in which Daughter grows up in a community where art, music and names are outlawed. She finds information that could further a rebellion against the community, but all she really wants is to run away and enjoy a quiet life of freedom.… Continue reading Meet the Author: Leigh Statham
Benjamin Thomas is the author of Jack Be Quick, an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a copycat murderer mimics the killings of Jack the Ripper. It keeps you guessing until the very end, and the historical details sprinkled in with the contemporary setting are nothing short of genius. Benjamin Thomas is a huge horror buff, video… Continue reading Meet the Author: Benjamin Thomas
Guest post by Claerie Kavanaugh Aspiring to be a writer is one thing, but actually being one is entirely another. For some people, calling themselves a “real writer” means they are published and may or may not have made money off of their work. That does make them a published writer, but the first step… Continue reading Top Tips For Creating Realistic Writing Goals
I remember seeing the ad flash across Instagram…or Twitter. Maybe it was Facebook? Apparently I don’t remember it all that well. But I can see the ad. The call for writers to come join a local group and start critiquing each other’s work. Network and get out there. Maybe do a little promotion along the… Continue reading Five Reasons to Join a Writing Group by Benjamin Thomas
Every writer gets stuck at some point. For some, the period of creative stagnation is solved by a simple nap or run at the gym. Afterward, writer's block floats away like a red balloon from a sewer drain. But for others, well. . . who knows how long it could last? There are a million… Continue reading Five Ways to Spark Creativity by Benjamin Thomas
What’s in a name? Well, a lot, actually. The perfect names expand your imaginary universe and can help establish your characters and their world right from the get-go, which is a big ol’ bucket of help when writing a short story. Here are five things to think about when choosing names for your characters: Respect… Continue reading The Game of the Name by Darby Karchut