Writing Tips and Prompts

Even More Kickass YA Heroines

At this point, celebrating International Women’s Day with a list of ten kickass YA heroines is basically tradition for me. (You can find 2018’s list here and 2017’s list here.) Let’s get right to it, shall we? Here’s this year’s picks for the strong, the righteous, the brave, and the spirited. Zélie Adebola from Children […]

How to Query a Novel (According to Some Lit Agents)

My favourite part of YALC 2018, aside from the stacks of £5 books and catching a fleeting glimpse of Tomi Adeyemi, was the publishers’ corner. I took a LOT of notes there, especially during the panel about how to query a novel. Because let’s face it: I’m an uneducated peanut. I don’t know how to […]

I Identified with Fangirl a Little Too Much

I actually remember when Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell) came out, although it didn’t really register on my radar at the time. I’ve never really been one for slice-of-life stories, nor am I all that fond of NA; but Noelle Stevenson had done the cover art, and you all know that I love Noelle Stevenson. It wasn’t […]

2018 Highlights and 2019 Goals

Another year has come and gone, and with the end of 2018 comes the annual highlights reel. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years! I won’t lie, the past two years have been one big ol’ learning curve for me. When I decided to launch an author platform back in 2016, I spent […]