Alyssa here! This year, we’ve got a line-up of some lovely bloggers. Writing tips, humor pieces, the works! This post is by the wonderful Nathan Philbrick. Please give him a warm welcome to the WriteOnCon community! Hello, fellow word-chucks! Seeing as how I’m incredibly organized, clever, and able to cast magic spells on my daily […]
The Day On March 30th, 2016, around nine in the morning on a normal day off, I stepped into the shower. It was a normal shower. Lather, rinse, repeat as needed, etc. Only as I reached out a hand to turn off the water I was suddenly smacked in the face by a feeling of […]
The craziness that is my life has recently gathered momentum. In April, my debut children’s novel, The Huntress: Sea, is due to be published in the UK by Egmont, with Italian and German editions publishing with Rizzoli and Carlsen. Proof copies have been circulated to key media, nestled in faux-fur lined wooden treasure chests, and […]
In the months leading up to the birth of my firstborn, I was excited to be going on maternity leave. In Ontario, where I live, mothers are entitled to 52 weeks of paid leave, and I intended to make the most of them. I was going to spend a lot of my newfound free time […]
Create what you love. And do it every day. At 31 this is what I would have told my 24-year-old self when I started in publishing. It sounds relatively simple right? Wrong. Or at least, that’s how it was for me. Specifically the do it everyday part. I didn’t keep a sketch book. I didn’t […]
I’ve spent most of my life writing nonfiction. But I always dreamed of being a fiction writer. Now, at the age of sixty, I am making my debut as a fiction writer. My first novel is a book for middle-grade readers and it is based on a true experience from my childhood. Why did it […]
Most likely, for every writer, parts of their real life worm their way into their characters, settings, and plotlines, regardless of the novel’s genre and age category. Drawing inspiration from life is powerful because we’ve experienced the feelings and can write from a real, raw perspective. We can provide details that someone else wouldn’t think […]
I am so thrilled to be a part of 2017 WriteOnCon. At the first 2010 WriteOnCon, I was unagented and participated in the forums, looking for that perfect match. I signed with my first agent in February 2011, and participated in subsequent forums to give and get critique. I was and continue to be amazed […]
It is every writer’s dream — a steady income, a grateful publisher and an audience impatient for your next book. We all know these are tough times in publishing: Many respected authors are struggling to secure deals for their next books and publishers are looking for authors who have the potential to break-out (by that […]
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 […]
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