#CharactersWelcome – author Courtney Stevens

HOW WE MET: I met Courtney before either of us were agented – 2010? 2011? We’d both entered in a one-sentence pitch contest, and I begged her to let me read her submission. It was fab. (ME AND COURT AT SCBWI 2012 – SHE NO LONGER HAS THAT HAIR, AND I NO LONGER HAVE THAT EXTRAContinue reading “#CharactersWelcome – author Courtney Stevens”

Things to do BEFORE You Sit Down to Write the Next World-Changing Novel

I’ve been working on the classes I’ll be teaching at the Storymakers Conference this year, and thought it might be fun to give you a TINY peek into my Mad Drafting Skillz class. (Even with titles, I cannot be serious). Also, this got a little long… So. A few things to think about doing BEFORE youContinue reading “Things to do BEFORE You Sit Down to Write the Next World-Changing Novel”

A Few Common Writerly-Person Mistakes (11 to be exact)

Writerly-Person? I know. You’re ready to walk away now. I was asked this question in a local writer’s group not long ago, and thought I’d turn it into a short blog post, because I much prefer short blog posts 🙂 I’m just going to jump RIGHT IN. With very new writers, I see way tooContinue reading “A Few Common Writerly-Person Mistakes (11 to be exact)”