Character names

The other day, Hank Green made a video, answering questions about his new book. I had to pause the video at one point, because he said something about writing characters that is so true. "You put in a placeholder and that becomes their name. And you can't ever change it because you cannot imagine that character … Continue reading Character names

Why I write

there's no greater movement inside of me than when their faces shine bright from something I've created from nothing   the something may make me cry make me fall into self-doubt but there's a beauty from the pain   the beauty brings smiles onto people's faces the smiles give me a rushed feeling the rushed … Continue reading Why I write

Female Writers

My dreams were crushed by the time I entered high school. All my life, I wanted to be a writer. I told fantasy stories to my grandparents in their backyard when I was about seven. By the time I was in fourth grade, I was writing my first novel in a Pirates of the Caribbean … Continue reading Female Writers

Query letter tips

Even though it may seem so, you’re not alone when you write a query letter. Below are some tips to help make your query the best it can be. Tips: Queries are about half a page long on a Word document. They’re around 200 words. Queries are not meant to be a summary of your novel. Don’t … Continue reading Query letter tips

Query letter structure

Write an awesome hook sentence. The hook sentence is the most important part of your query. It grabs the agent’s attention to make them keep reading. Usually, it mentions an interesting part of the plot. Hook sentences are difficult to make, so don’t get discouraged if it takes a long time to find the right … Continue reading Query letter structure

Query letter websites

Even though it may seem so, you’re not alone when you write a query letter. Below are some websites to help you write the best query. Websites: Query Shark is a website written by a literary agent. She goes through hundreds of query letter examples to demonstrate how to write and edit a query letter. … Continue reading Query letter websites

What to do afterwards

Once you’ve edited your query letter to the best it can be, here’s some tips on finding agents to send them to: Find books that are similar to yours and go to the acknowledgments section. Most of the time, writers will thank their literary agent. That’s also a great way for you to find a … Continue reading What to do afterwards