Let’s be honest — we’ve all, at some point or another in our writing journey, wondered if that pass on your query or from a potential critique partner wasn’t just about the story, but maybe something to do with the writing. After all, if we weren’t insecure about our own writing, we’d hardly be writers, […]
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Kat discusses a coverage template in this interview. It is available to download here so you can follow along with what she’s saying about it.]
Let me know if this sounds familiar: You read a fantastic book. You hear they’re making it into a movie. You gather all your cautious optimism and stand first in line for release day. When the credits roll, you get up—heart at your feet—and tell anyone within earshot that THE BOOK WAS BETTER. And you […]
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When I was little my dad always used to say to me: “Writers write. Always.” It was a quote that he took from the Danny Devito movie, Throw Momma from the Train, and while I’m not sure that Danny Devito was one of my dad’s idols, he was certainly a huge fan. But something about […]
(NOTE: If you haven’t read the Harry Potter books yet, SPOILERS AHEAD.) A year or two ago I was following along with one of Summer Heacock’s fabulous live-tweets of the Harry Potter movies on Twitter. We were on Deathly Hallows 2, at that part in the heart of the forest where Harry and Voldemort face […]
Let’s say I’m writing a YA thriller, full of twists and reveals. In my next scene, the protagonist will discover a terrible secret about her past. What’s the most exciting way for this to happen? Dialogue with another character. Discovery of a physical object. Exploration of a creepy place. Mental processing leading to the revelation […]