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
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 The program—AMM for short—matches unpublished writers with published and pre-published authors as part of a mentorship program.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
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 The program—AMM for short—matches unpublished writers with published and pre-published authors as part of a mentorship program.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
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.
There are multiple ways to distance the reader, but the biggest culprits are filter verbs. The next biggest culprit is a lack of connection to the main character. And the third can be POV. Let's knock these down one-by-one.
I bought a journal just for writing and I've been experimenting with layouts and ways to use it in my writing journey. Below, I've listed the pages in order of my writing process, from inspiration to plotting, writing, and then revision.
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.
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Whenever you finish a round of edits, or a draft, or writing becomes a slog through the mud, then step back from your manuscript.
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.