So you're interested in writing and publishing a book? Thinking about going down the traditional publishing path, rather than self-publishing? This post covers every step you need to know to follow the traditional publishing path.
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke
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 Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke.
Tips for: Formatting a Manuscript
When an agent or editor requests your full manuscript, there are some expectations for how your document will be formatted. Read on for what those are and how to put them in place.
Guest Post: Inclusive Descriptions for Gender-Diverse Groups
Trying to write about gender-diverse groups but not sure how to phrase it inclusively? The following is a guest post by Tea Berry Blue on inclusive descriptions that won't misgender anyone.
Writer Resources: Style Choice
The following is a list of resources to help you make educated choices regarding your writing's grammatical style. From industry-specific style guides to standard-setting dictionaries to the most comprehensive thesaurus I know, read on for my top eight writer resources on style choice!
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
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 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.
Tips for: Character Development
Writing is an art just like any other, and as such, there are no hard-and-fast rules to follow. However, the following are some habits I notice authors falling into that, if adjusted, could really expand the reader's understanding of a character and their actions.