AMM Giveaway: Query Critique Report

Round 4: Last Minute Guide   A staggering 122 of you entered the AMM Mentee Query Critique Giveaway. Out of those, 74 lucky people were chosen to receive help tweaking their queries and first pages. But we're not stopping there. Now, with under a week to go before AMM opens its doors to Round 4 … Continue reading AMM Giveaway: Query Critique Report

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#AMMConnect: Spring 2018

In March, Author Mentor Match opens to submissions for YA/MG writers with completed manuscripts. The program—AMM for short—matches unpublished writers with published and pre-published authors as part of a mentorship program. Want to learn more? Follow the hashtags #authormentormatch, #ammfam, and #ammparty on Twitter. And watch the video below for more information straight from AMM's co-creator, Alexa … Continue reading #AMMConnect: Spring 2018

#AMMConnect 2017: Hopeful Bios

7In one month's time, Author Mentor Match opens to submissions for YA/MG writers with completed manuscripts. The program—AMM for short—matches unpublished writers with published and pre-published authors as part of a mentorship program. Watch the video below for more information straight from AMM's co-creator, Alexa Donne. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t-EvN49Y-w Submissions open October 19 and close October 24. … Continue reading #AMMConnect 2017: Hopeful Bios

Lessons in Craft: Head Hopping

Often a mistake made by newer writers, head hopping is one of the most frustrating things to encounter as a reader. Its definition is simple--when the narrator switches between one character's point of view to another without preamble or a signal to the reader about the change.

Lessons in Craft: Structure

In the second half of 2016, I focused on my writing and craft more than anything else and ever before. The book I wrote from earlier that year was a mess of epic proportions, and even then, I submitted that clusterfuck of a novel to #PitchWars 2016 and subsequently to an editor to help me realize what the fuck was wrong with it. Spoiler alert: it was pacing, which honestly boils down to structure.

My Bujo and my Writing

Whether you have a bullet journal (bujo) or not, these are some simple ways I like to track my writing habits and keep myself on-task. For the self-rewarding, there's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Even if you added it for the sole purpose of checking it off immediately.