Writing Advice and Guest Posts :

The Role of Research in Writing Fantasy on Cynsations

How My Mother Inspired My Writing on Adventures in YA Publishing

10 Common Pitfalls from the Mentors of the First 5 Pages Writing Workshop

Craft of Worldbuilding

Are you a Plotter or a Pantser

The Road to Publishing is a Long and Bumpy One

Ten Steps to Becoming a Novelist

Inspiration – Guest Post on the Howling Turtle


Interview with YA Books

Interview with Katya de Becerra, author of What the Woods Keep!

Interview on Adventures in YA Publishing

Interview on Holed Up In A Book

Interview with the Boston Globe

Interview with author Mindy McGinnis on Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

Interview on the Enchanted Inkpot

Interview with the Beacon newspaper

Interview with a Just a Lil Lost

Helpful Links:

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!