Deirdre Riordan Hall talks about her experience on both sides of the publishing aisle.
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Jessica Spotswood, editor of A Tyranny of Petticoats, is here with nine of her fellow anthology authors to dish some advice on trying something new -- whether it's a new genre, a format, or writing habits.
It's our last Inkcouragement post of 2015, and we've got Dumplin' author Julie Murphy here to talk the post-NaNo process!
How about some writing advice from some of your favorite YA authors, while we check in and talk about our own progress?
Are you doing NaNoWriMo 2015? Consider this your virtual support group.
Inkcouragement caps off our World Building Month with advice from Ashley Hope Pérez and Jessie Ann Foley about how they create vivid historical worlds.
Authors Carrie Arcos and resident FYA dude Brian Katcher teach us the tricks of the contemporary world building trade. (And, oh yeah, no unicorns were harmed in the making of this post.)
Inkcouragement kicks off world-building month with FYA faves Mary Weber and Sarah Rees Brennan! These talented ladies are here to give us their best suggestions for creating fantastical worlds.
The editing process doesn't end, just because you're a published author -- and you might still end up with a manuscript that looks like it started bleeding red ink.
September is Inkcouragement Editing Month! Today editor and vice-president Donna Bray, of Balzer + Bray, and freelance editor Stephanie Kroll are here to discuss what you need to know about the editing process as a first-time author.
Workshops and wine: they both get better with time. Carmen Rodrigues gives tips for how to give and receive writing critique (and none of them involve chugging adult beverages). Plus, win a copy of Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft!
And by it, we mean a laptop, into one of our new laptop sleeves.
August is Inkcouragement critique month, and to start, we're looking at writing groups.
How can reading someone else's work help your own understanding of how to craft a novel? Author Carmen Rodrigues explains, using Paper Towns as an example. Plus: a giveaway!
Shifting points of view can free your manuscript -- and you!
After we discussed "murdering your darlings" last week, Leah takes on the bloodthirsty topic of actually killing your characters within the narrative.
It might be emotionally messy, but disposing of characters can clean up your narratives.
We can't expect our first drafts to be perfect, but we do it anyway.
Author Carmen Rodrigues counsels us through that crucial first step of actually writing something down.
Are you an aspiring (or already-published) author? Welcome to our series on the trials, tribulations, and joys of writing!