The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

A white background. Across the bottom is graphic a graphic of many books of varying shapes and sizes, all colored in dark gray, light gray, white, and purple. Across the top and centered, it reads "Exemplary Reads." There is a medium-thick dark gray font, and below that in a thin purple font it reads "The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska"

Welcome to Exemplary Reads! In this series of posts, I create a reference log of books that I think do a really good job at particularly hard-to-define writing concepts, and then I'll explain why. Fair warning, some explanations will contain spoilers so read on at your own peril. This week, I discuss The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska.

Writer Resources: Conscious Language

A white background with the outline of a rectangle in a dark gray, medium-thick line. Within the box it reads "Writer Resources:" in the same dark gray, and, below that in purple, "Conscious Language"

The following is a list of resources and style guides to provide you context and consciousness to different communities. I have divided the resources into categories for ease of searching. For obvious reasons, this page will be constantly evolving to remain as up-to-date as possible with the best guidance.

Tips for: Query Letters

A white background. A large, light gray serif font reads "TIPS FOR" in all caps across the center. In a purple script font above that text reads "query letters"

A query letter is like a cover letter for your book. Just like there is a general recommended outline for cover letters, there is also a general format for a query letter. Read on the five elements of a perfect query letter, plus some extra tips, tricks, and resources.