Month: May 2017

18 Questions to Ask Your Beta Readers

Eighteen great questions for writers to ask their beta readers when they're looking for feedback!

Feedback is a strange thing to want. On the one hand, you want praise for your writerly genius and assurances that you’ll be dominating the NYT Bestseller List in no time. On the other hand, you know your manuscript isn’t bestseller-caliber just yet and that the only way to get it there is to have […] Read more…

May 2017 Deleted Lines

Hi guys! So, in the process of editing, I’ve had to cut out a lot of good lines. A LOT. Even though it’s for the good of the novel, it hurts me to take out likes that I really liked for one reason or another. So I made them into little graphics! This is my […] Read more…

10 Books That I Want to Read This Summer

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This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. This summer is shaping up to be an action-packed adventure-of-a-lifetime type of summer, with trips to Cape Cod, Minnesota, Iceland (H*CKING ICELAND YOU GUYS) and the UK lined up. I’m super excited to go to new and familiar places, some of which are a […] Read more…

On My Shelf: Soundless

Do you know how many times I checked out Soundless, by Richelle Mead, from the library before I actually read it? Three. I saw it, got all excited, checked it out, and then just let it sit in my TBR pile. I swear the cover model has started to stare at me accusingly. Why haven’t you read […] Read more…

10 Kickass Fictional Mothers

This is part of The Broke and the Bookish‘s “Top Ten Tuesdays” meme. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the States, which means that it’s time to celebrate moms and all that they do. And that includes fictional moms. While fictional moms tend to bite the dust in YA (and indeed most genres), here are […] Read more…