You won’t know what code name matches which person… You won’t know when they’ll be lurking in the forums… But our Ninja Agents and Editors have been finalized for the 2017 conference, and we will tell you who they are! Carlie Webber, agent at CK Webber Associates Steven Salpeter, agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. Rena […]
So there’s an expression I’ve become familiar with since I’ve rejoined the nursery school set (this time as a mom although I have to say the kid part looks like more fun), and it goes like this: You get what you get and you don’t get upset. When I was asked to do this post […]
Our Indiegogo campaign is now closed, and we’re pleased to report that not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it! Wow! Of the $7,475 raised through our Indiegogo campaign, 71% is going to our professional critiquers for their expertise, time and services, 15% will cover our fundraising fees, website costs and other conference […]
Each writer has his or her own process, but discovering that process can take time. In the early phases, an excess of solitude can lead to a lack of accountability, and a lot of WIPs simply stay that way. The rise of online writing communities has made it far easier to avoid this trap. […]
In case you missed it, yesterday we passed our Indiegogo goal! Thank you to everyone who made this possible — we are enormously grateful to all the glorious folk who have contributed to the campaign. You guys rocks our socks off. If you haven’t participated yet, we still love you! There’s still three days left (ends December […]
Exciting news! We have a little over one week left on our campaign (which ends December 15), and we’re getting close to our goal! But even cooler than that: Some industry professionals have generously donated critiques, books, and even phone calls for a special raffle. We’ll be hosting this through our Indiegogo campaign. Here’s What You […]
I’m excited to present at Write on Con, having attended the conference as a Young Adult writer the last two years. It’s an amazing resource for new and seasoned writers alike and I was honored to be asked to speak about New Adult fiction. I know that the majority of conference attendees write Middle Grade […]
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that our speakers’ topics are available for your viewing! Now, none of the exact wording is 100% finalized, and the events themselves will be sorted into a proper schedule soon, but we thought you might like a glimpse of what’s in store. Here are some of my personal favorites: And […]
We’re thrilled to be bringing you our NINJA AGENT program again! You know you want to see them all decked in black — or maybe polka dots. This program will take place in the forums so you must be registered to participate. Instructions for that will be added soon! What You Do: That’s it. That’s all […]
Contemporary realistic YA fiction comprises only a fraction of the books published every year, but it offers up some of the best models for writing solid, strong YA more broadly. Because contemporary is limited by what is possible in the real world, these stories require paying attention to restraints — as well as playing against […]
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