Here's a list of 7 books that have influenced my writing in terms of voice and tone, and have taught me how use the setting as a major character, the plot as a dreamy wonderland, and the characters as beautiful creatures that are so flawed, they're perfect.
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.
Make your setting a character.
Becoming a bestseller would be many an author's greatest fantasy. But, is there a formula?
"...there are only two things you must do with your first fifty pages...
I love atmosphere. Something about the feel of a place and the characters who live there draws me in and holds me tight in its grasp. There doesn't have to be dread, just mood and...atmosphere.
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