Resources that I’ve found helpful on my writing & publishing journey.*

(Updated 6.16.19)

The Beginning Bones

Characterization

Voice & POV

On Starting a New Project Before Finishing the Old One

Writer’s Block & Procrastination

On Trunking (or setting aside) Your Project

On Envy

Editing & Revising

Querying Agents

Parting Ways with Your Agent

Writing the Sequel(s)

Goal Setting & (Not) Finding Balance

Conferences, Festivals, and Retreats

Dear Writers Who Are Teens or Children:

Wrinspiration (Writing Inspiration, Pep Talks, Humor, whatever it takes to get you back writing…)

The Lingo

On Writing Diverse Characters/On Diversity (or the lack of) in Children’s Literature

Writing about “Taboo” and/or “Edgy” Subjects in Children’s Literature

Other

Book Lists

In the end, there’s no better way to learn how to write than by writing and reading, so here are some book lists & sites that have helped me find new books.

Podcasts, Writing & Publishing focused blogs, and Newsletters

*I list these links because I’m often asked for them. However, they are what work for me. Please take what you need and ignore the rest. As a young writer, starting out, I didn’t know how to do that. I took everyone’s advice and so by the time I was done, my stories didn’t sound like me and weren’t what I set out to write. It took some time for me to get back to writing my books my way. At the end of the day, if you don’t write it, you can’t edit it, and it won’t become a published book. So get to it. Stop procrastinating. Stop looking for more advice. And enjoy the process. Happy Writing!

Happy to answer additional questions. Feel free to contact me!