Pitch Wars YA Mentor Bio: Stephanie Scott & Valerie Cole

Pitch Wars is back! The epic contest that pairs agent-seeking writers with a mentor prior to an agent pitch round will soon be open to entries. Read on to see if we might be a good match. All the contest details are here on Brenda Drake’s blog. 

This year, we’re co-mentoring! We live […]

Ready. Set. Write! Check-in July 6

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All the details are HERE. 

Also check out #RSWrite on twitter.

Now it’s […]

Ready. Set. Write! Goals

Coming in a day late here. Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All […]

Summer Reading Check-in!

What’s summer without an organized, bingo-themed reading challenge check-off?

It’s nothing!

Joint YA Buccanneers for their Summer Reading List and check in each week with a blog post, or tweet using the #YABSummerReads tag:

Road Trip Book I’m midway through Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Set on a Different Continent I have […]

Writing Motivation for the New Year

Need some motivation or guidance? I found a few writerly things going around that may help!

Today, the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood‘s group blog (started by former RWA Golden Heart nominees) is beginning their Winter Writing Festival. This is open to all genre of writers. Set your own goals and points system, then starting today through […]

Insecure Writers Suport Group IWSG

In world (cue movie voiceover) where writers lack no resource to aid their craft, where writer-geared software, word count trackers, Wikipedia, the Internet, and social media provide ease, access, and tips galore, this should make book writing a virtually seamless process, right?

We can easily chat with published authors, aspiring-to-be-published authors, and every stage in between. We set goals and […]

Insecure Writers Support Group IWSG

Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a network of bloggers supporting one another through encouraging posts. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month, and is a place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear. A safe haven for writers.

Research

I like to write what interests me, but I’m realizing […]

Blogfest Then and Now: Sixteen Candles

The greatest films stand the test of time, speaking to us in different ways at various life stages. Is there a movie that was a part of your life when you were younger that you see differently now? Like fine wine, has it improved with age or did it die in the bottle? […]

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG)

Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a network of bloggers supporting one another through encouraging posts. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month, and is a place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear. A safe haven for writers.

On the writing road with my literary agent:

I thought I’d […]

My Writing Process and Spring Bootcamp Update

Young Adult writer Deana Barnhart tagged me for the My Writing Process blog hop.  You can find her here: blog twitter

Fun Fact: In 2012, Deana hosted an agent pitch contest called Gearing Up to Get An Agent (GUTGAA) which yielded page requests from agents. This eventually led to signing with my literary […]