Why and when to step back from social media (Note this strongly applies to Twitter.) When it’s doing more damage than progress, and the possible ramifications from leaving and staying. Is social media (Twitter) all it’s cracked up to be? When should we say enough is enough?
There are so many myths about traditional publishing on Twitter (and other social media), and it’s time to address them! This post does it all from busting myths, affirming truths, and giving insight by sorting out facts if trade or self-publishing is the best path for you as a writer!
Ever wonder why self-publishing has such a bad name outside of the (relatively) small Twitterverse? This blog post examines why many self-published books flop, how to avoid these pitfalls, as well as how to better sell and market yourself, if this is the writing path you plan to take.
What are the popular subgenres of NA (new adult)? This post discusses popular trends in genres/subgenres and pays special attention to the differences of urban fantasy (UF) and paranormal romance (PNR), defining each in length, going through what themes must be present, and summarizing how to tell the difference.
What do you do when you want to query your decidedly NA novel but the agents/houses you want to submit to don’t recognize NA? Do you drop it down to YA or categorize it as adult? This post will help you figure out how to query an NA book to trade publishers. It also includes a fun Buzzfeed quiz at the end if you’re still unsure about which genre to swing your book into.
This post speaks to the past, present, and future of NA (new adult) in regards to the traditional publishing industry as well as including stats about self-publishing, as researched by yours truly as my MA Publishing thesis. If you’re wondering how NA is regarded in trade vs. self publishing, where it could end up in the future, and what NA actually is in regards to its place between genres of YA and adult, this blog will be immensely helpful.
Are you a plotter, a pantser, or the newly coined term: plantser?! This post talks about what goes into each writing style, in regards to how much planning you do before or during writing, and includes useful links to templates and resources to help better plot, pants, or plants in the future.
What actually is a character vs. plot driven novel?! This blog digs deep into the differences and elements of both, which may leave you surprised about what type of stories you’ve been writing! Using real examples of popular books and movies, as well as an example of one of my own WIPs, that hopefully help point out how subjective these categories can be and help you market your book to agents/houses as the correct type of style in the future for querying. This blog also introduces a hybrid style!
Why it’s important to never believe anything you see on Twitter (or other social media sites) from random “writers.” This blog posts leads into some of the many misconceptions I’ve seen floating around on Twitter as FACT just in 2020 that were easily proven false with a quick Google search and how to research for yourself in the future. As a new, amateur, or learning author, it’s important to arm yourself with as much information as possible. Use this blog post as a starting point in readying your arsenal.