Three Ways to Deal with Waiting in Publishing

If you follow me on Twitter (if not, you’re missing out on a whole lot of anxiety I mean fun), you knew this blog post was coming. Considering the responses I got from that tweet, clearly waiting is a certainty in publishing. This blog post is meant to help you expect the waiting. (You’re going Read More

Four Tips for Writing Your Synopsis

So, after last week, you know the most important thing about writing a synopsis is the conflict. Today, I’m going to give you an additional four tips for writing your synopsis based on the tricks I’ve learnt so far. One: Write out everything. As I mentioned in last week’s post, I anchor my synopsis by Read More

The One Thing to Remember when Writing a Synopsis

So, you’ve read my post on first drafts and now you’re feeling confident about starting the submission process. This is major, and before you start, you should take a moment to realise – and congratulate yourself on – that. And then you need to do research. In that research, you’ll learn that agents and publishers Read More

How to Create Your Own Writing Community: A Guide for the Socially Challenged

About a month ago, I wrote about why authors need a writing community. In that post, I said I’d share how I created my own because I know the prospect can be terrifying. I know this because I’ve experienced it (still do, sometimes). Because I am – drumroll, please – socially challenged. So socially challenged. Read More

Three Questions to ask after You Finish Your First Draft

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably finished the first draft of your novel. What an amazing achievement! You’ve proved you have the discipline to sit down and write a book; the most important part of being an author! Celebrate! Take a breath! And then buckle down, because the work’s not done yet… The Read More