Literary agent. Offers. First refusal. Revision. Contracts. Murder.
These are all words that could describe my journey to signing with an agent. (Except for that last one. I was just joking.
Or was I?)
Readers of the blog might remember that I signed with Amber Caraveo of Skylark Literary back on December 16. But like all stories, it doesn’t actually begin there.
When most writers decide to go the route of traditional
Show vs. tell is one of the most difficult things to learn as a young writer. One of my novel mentees came to me with some excerpts to examine for the dreaded telling pitfall. This lovely writer had spent hours scouring the internet for advice, but found herself becoming more and more confused.
My method of mentoring often involves examples — partially because I learn by doing the thing, so I have to try it before I can fully explain it. I took her paragraph and spent about 15 minutes rewriting it in my own…Continue Reading