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Our submission window is open through October 15, 2018.

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YA4YA

Did you know I'm offering a free mentorship to another young adult writer? Yup. I am. If you write young adult fiction and are querying or about to query you may just want to check out #YA4YA Did you miss our live Twitter chat last night? All the amazing mentors talked about ourselves and what... Continue Reading →

I'm working on my next YA manuscript. The idea and story came to me over a year ago. The main character would chatter in my ear while I was busy trying to do revisions on my other manuscript. But now that I have the time and intention and want my main characters to talk to... Continue Reading →

Creating Community

Did you know writing can be a lonely process? I spend my days talking to the characters in my head and creating the drama they endure and the love that drives them, but really it's me sitting at my desk thumping away at my keyboard in a rhythm that some days is fast and others... Continue Reading →

A Good Beginning

I have 3 book ideas taking up space in my head, along with a plethora of essays, and several short stories. I've wanted to dive into my new book for a while. But querying and life got the best of me, I slipped into a deep funk, and am finally appreciating the sunshine promising me... Continue Reading →

Freedom

Picked a book off my bookshelf and randomly opened a page. I was looking for a sign, confirmation from the universe, an I believe in you from G-d. This is was what was written on the page: As we begin to transform our lives and experiences true fulfillment, we are tested again and again. Each test... Continue Reading →

Free Query Help at Query Swap

Query Swap Twitter event Coming June 1, 2017 Your hook is your selling point. It has to be perfect. But getting good feedback can often be difficult or expensive. That's why M.L. Keller—The Manuscript Shredder—is organizing the #QuerySwap Twitter party, an all-day event for people seeking critique partners to participate in feedback exchanges on query letters... Continue Reading →

things have been challenging

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~Maya Angelou 2016 was a very challenging year. I lived with a great deal... Continue Reading →

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