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 […]
In the summer of 2011, I made a very important decision: I chose not to play fantasy football for the first time in well over a decade… and I started working on my first picture book manuscript. I spent the next two years furiously writing and learning as much as I could about both the […]
From labyrinthine museums to desolate outback mining towns. From crumbling rainforest houses to the stinking streets of Victorian London. Setting takes centre stage in all my stories. I spend a lot of time thinking setting, worrying setting, growing setting. I spend a lot of time loving setting to life. Why is it so important? For […]
Today I’d like to write about building relationships in YA and middle-grade novels. Creating relationships is critically important in your writing and are the building blocks of the books you write. I spent the first three years of my career working at Aladdin at Simon & Schuster where I became very familiar with middle-grade novels […]
It is good to work. Work with love and think of liking it when you do it. It is easy and interesting. It is a privilege. There is nothing hard about it but your anxious vanity and fear of failure. And when you work on your writing remember these things. Work with all your intelligence […]
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 […]
I gave up on Novel #1 after sending out 25 queries over a period of seven months. By the time I signed with my agent for Novel #2, I’d sent out 153 queries for a little over two years. What was the difference? Why did I give up on Novel #1 so easily, yet kept […]
Hi, guys! Alyssa here. We’re so pleased to share this series by the wonderful Cynthea Liu about writing for multiple formats. For your convenience, we’ve put them into a single post here, so you can easily follow from one to the next. Enjoy! Part One: Intro Part Two: Disclaimers Part Three: Benefits […]
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