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Anyone who writes for kids has probably heard some comment about their “voice” at some point. I personally have heard all three of these phrases from critique partners, agents, and editors: “I love the main character’s voice!” “This voice is too voicey.” “It’s not voicey enough.” Is voicey actually even a word? Since spellcheck is […]
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PLEASE TRY RELOADING THE PAGE – OUR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES HAVE BEEN FIXED AND THE VIDEO SHOULD WORK NOW! To participate in the Q&A, post your questions below! Amber is the co-founder of Skylark Literary, a new and boutique literary agency based in the UK which specializes in the very best fiction for children and […]
Each word in your story or novel is a choice. Why are you picking this synonym and not that one? Why are you using a “to be” verb rather than a specific one? Why are you using an adjective or an adverb to describe something rather than a verb or noun? A lot of craft-related […]
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Here’s a scenario I’ve been coming across more and more often: manuscripts that feel caught between middle grade and YA, and are having a tough time finding a home in either category. This can be frustrating feedback to receive, I know, in part because the division can sometimes feel too stark or too arbitrary. But […]
You’ve probably heard this before: if you’ve truly mastered your craft, you can write about almost anything and make it work. Yet even the most accomplished novelists have trouble convincing their agent to champion a story that revolves around familiar tropes. Whether you’re writing in contemporary romance, epic fantasy, YA historical, or another genre, how […]