Tag: Writing

Featured Agent: Rachel Leftosky from The Cooke Agency

Excerpt taken from: http://www.cookeagency.ca/about.htm Rachel Letofsky, Associate Agent, is a graduate of both the Humber Creative Book Publishing Program and the University of Toronto, where she specialized in English literature. She joined The Cooke Agency in 2010. She frequently travels throughout Canada… Read More

Featured Agent: Quressa Robinson of Nelson Literary

Literary Agent Quressa Robinson Excerpt from: Quressa Robinson I’ve been an avid reader as long as I can remember. My oldest grudge stems from third grade, when the librarian’s daughter beat me out of a first-place gold medal in the summer reading… Read More

WriteOnCon

I’m slightly straying from my blogging schedule, but I feel it’s completely worth it. Home What is WriteOnCon? WriteOnCon is a three-day online children’s book conference for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, young adult, and even new adult. It… Read More

Share your blog!

Fabulous idea! Unfortunately picked up a few spammers along the way via comments, but this girl has got the right idea…be kind and kindness will find you back.

What is an old soul?

And how can you use this to help with characterization? I’m an old soul.  I’ve known this since I was in grade school…since I could conceptualize what a soul was…or at least that’s what I recall.  I related with my older peers better… Read More

Using Pinterest for writing inspiration

I am a Pinterest addict…well, I’m a recovering Pinterest addict that is. There are too many visual feasts to possibly devour in one sitting, so reoccurring visits are darn near mandatory. I browse it for numerous reasons such as gardening tips, recipes,… Read More

There’s no market for that.

The first writing conference I attended was online.  You had to have either Young Adult or Middle Grade stories in order to get feedback or participate on forums.  There was a discussion panel made up of publishers, agents, and authors of children’s books where… Read More

Answering questions about my work- then and now

It’s a good idea to have responses in mind when answering questions about your work.  Not only will you need to have these questions down pat when pitching to agents or publishers, but it will help you with the other aspects of submitting… Read More

A post about writing a post

I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel a certain amount of frustration when I see the amount of blog posts wading in the pile of drafts, just daring me to hit publish. But I cant.  Because there’s just.  something.  missing. Maybe it’s not… Read More

Leave it alone!

Here are my thoughts on immediately revising a first draft: Don’t do it. Just don’t. Let it sit for a while. Take the time to work on other projects, get caught up on your to read list…do anything but revise that infantile… Read More