These channels are done by those in the publishing industry, including authors and editors. They gift their wisdom and knowledge and I've found more than one video to be helpful in navigating the publishing world.
Over the past few years, I've read/studied a number of books on the craft of writing, everything from tension & conflict, to character development, to the 3-part story arc. Here's a list of the best books I've read on how to develop and hone your writing.
Hey all! Since signing with a lit agent, I've been shifting more to instagram for bookish updates, author news, favorite reads, and book excerpts. Follow me @neuravinci on instagram to stay in touch there! I'd love to see you around.
Well, I'm finally doing it. The idea for a jinn retelling of The Secret Garden has been brewing in my thoughts for a while now. There aren't many The Secret Garden retellings out there, and there are fewer Middle Eastern retellings of most of classic literature.
As of September 7, 2021, I have officially signed with a literary agent! Kaitlyn Johnson of Belcastro agency will represent me in getting my latest novel published! Kaitlyn has a lot of experience in submitting to the Big 4 publishers, and I have no doubt she and I will be a successful partnership! More details … Continue reading BIG NEWS: I signed with a literary agent!
A couple weeks ago, I shared the good news about being offered lit agent representation for my jinn necromancer novel. A second agent reached out to me to offer representation! This may seem like a dream, and for about one second, it was. But it's rather stressful choosing between two amazing agents, who are both … Continue reading BOOKISH NEWS: I GOT OFFERED REPRESENTATION – again!
The novel I've been working on the last 3 years, about a necromantic jinn and her daughter, has been offered representation! I started querying in June/July, and sent my queries to 80+ agents, with 5-6 requests for partials and fulls. But yesterday, glorious yesterday, an agent Zoomed me to offer representation! Nothing's official yet, but … Continue reading Bookish news: I got offered representation!
In a previous post, I mentioned the gothic novel I was working on. In a record for me, I finished the first draft in exactly two weeks! the first chapter was already posted, and I had some positive feedback, as well as requests to publish more chapters. So, here's chapter 2! And if you missed … Continue reading Sever House chapter 2
The world can’t forget the plight of Syrian refugees this winter despite the global upheaval caused by Covid-19, fantasy author Neil Gaiman said Tuesday as he helped launch the UN refugee programme’s cold weather appeal.