Twitter is one of the best things that ever happened to my writing career. I met all of my critique partners there, got to know all kinds of amazing authors, learned about contests and conferences, and learned more about the business of writing overall. Twitter is also the absolute worst thing that ever happened to… Continue reading Finishing That Draft
(This post originally appeared on http://www.yamisfits.com.)BETWEEN has been through a lot since I started writing it. Three beginning-to-end rewrites. Point of view change. Aged up the main character. Aged down her love interest. Went from past to present tense. Eliminated characters. Created new ones. And each rewrite involved a completely new ending, because I clearly… Continue reading Dealing with Critique
So, there's this little book you may have heard a thing or two about.....the seemingly unstoppable force that is The Hunger Games (as well as the two books that came after it, of course). I've heard about it. Basically, from the second I started to seriously pursue this dream of publishing a book, The Hunger… Continue reading Why I Didn’t Want to Read The Hunger Games
**QUICK NOTE: I made it to the second round in the Agent Blind Speed-Dating contest over at Cupid's Literary Connection!! Woohoo! Next week the literary agents start looking at the entries. Super excited. I'm not going to tell you guys which post was mine, because I think the contest is supposed to be anonymous (since… Continue reading What’s the hurry?
Writerly people- when you sit down to write a story, do you start at the beginning? Or the end? Do you have it all figured out when you start, or do you just start writing and see what happens? When I wrote In the Between (the novel I'm querying right now), the very first scene… Continue reading How do you write?