By Bill McGowan This book is not specifically about pitching your book to agents and editors. It's broader than that. The skills in this book are applicable whether you are sitting in a pitch session or are about to do your very first school visit. It's about...
One of the best things for your writing is to get feedback from other knowledgeable authors. The easiest way to do this is to set up a critique group. Then, you and like-minded individuals can get together to review and strengthen each other’s works.
After being betrayed by his uncle, Tut has been stuck in the body of a fourteen year old for, well, ever.
Most of the time I write on my computer. It’s more convenient; it’s easier to edit. However, I’ve taken to keeping a handwritten daily log/idea journal, and the results have been amazing.
After stumbling upon a half-naked, very hot (no pun intended) Sun God at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lily gets sucked into his battle against the Egyptian god Seth. Moving between the world of elite New York and the ruins of Ancient Egypt, the story pits the ancient Egyptian gods in their never ending battle for supremacy.
As authors, it can be hard to read for fun. It’s hard to not notice the character arc or the plot structure. Turning off your brain so you’re not analyzing the theme can be a challenge. And although there are definite benefits to critical reading texts, it can take the joy out of reading.
I am possibly one of the last to do so, but I finally got around to reading the 4 main books in the Lunar Chronicles Series. Basically, the books are retellings of Grimm Fairy Tales set in a techno future with the Earth pitted against the humans on the Moon.
No one’s going to argue that when it comes to creating a book, the most important person is the author. After all, it is the author that brings the story to life, that brings the idea to the page. But just like with any career, there are people that can make that idea the best it can be. Right now, I am specifically thinking about editors.
By Brittany Cavallaro A Study in Charlotte updates the Holmes/Watson mythos for modern teens. Jamie Watson, yes, the descendant of THAT Watson has just started boarding school in Connecticut not far from his estranged father. His interest though isn't in repairing his...
I took the summer off from blogging, from reading kid books, and from writing. This wasn't an intentional decision. I didn't sit down and decide that I wanted a break. Instead, life sort of caught up with me. All of the sudden it was August and Back to School Season...