I am a high school librarian by day which gives me a unique perspective on the young adult market, since I see publishing in action from an end-user’s point of view. With a stack of freshly-chosen, hard and paper-backed beauties on my counter, I began to consider what I know about how students (YA consumers) … More Thoughts on YA Readers –The Flash or the Fiction?
I recently had the chance to participate in the Twitter pitch party, #pit2pub. What is a pitch party? Well, it’s kind of like speed dating for authors. In 140 characters or less, you pitch your books to editors and some agents who are stalking the feed. If you get a like, it’s an offer to … More What’s in a Twitter Pitch? Opportunity!!
This is where “The Writing Meets the Road.” As I travel on the path toward publication, there will be bumps. It will rain, sleet, thunder, and snow but one day, the sun will come out. Writers are all waiting for that sunny day. Don’t put those Foster Grants away just yet.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP: Producing a full manuscript by handwriting might cause blisters, excessive vulgarity, Carpel Tunnel syndrome, nearsightedness, and temporary insanity. I recently had the opportunity to view an interview with James Patterson about his writing process. It was interesting to me (and many people will know this) that James writes out his manuscripts in … More Writing Organic: The Long-Hand Debate