Writing Advice and Guest Posts :
How My Mother Inspired My Writing on Adventures in YA Publishing
10 Common Pitfalls from the Mentors of the First 5 Pages Writing Workshop
Inspiration – Guest Post on the Howling Turtle
PitchWars is so much more than just a contest! Founded by my friend, fellow #1st5pages mentor, and wonderful author Brenda Drake, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. PitchWars has launched many very successful careers, and more importantly, it is a wonderful community.
Susan Dennard, an author I admire and a former First 5 Pages mentor, has fabulous resources for writers (and I always use her method for writing the dreaded Synopsis!)
Writers Helping Writers is also a fabulous resource, with so many wonderful posts, worksheets, and advice!