The Stars We Steal International Pre-Order Campaign

International readers, I love you so much! I couldn’t leave you out of The Stars We Steal pre-order campaign, though I can’t afford to send out physical mail to everyone. I hope you understand! Just for you I came up with an exclusive bonus scene from The...

The Stars We Steal US Pre Order Campaign

[Enlarge image] I am delighted to offer a pre-order campaign for US-based readers who purchase The Stars We Steal by February 3, 2020 and submit a proof-of-purchase via form or email by that date. International readers, see HERE for the international/digital exclusive...

Why I’m pro fanfic

What’s a good way to train yourself to write a great novel? Writing fanfiction. Of course fanfic is becoming less and less taboo, so much so that it feels silly to trumpet it as a Good Thing because, obviously, it’s not a Bad Thing. Regardless, I want to...

Revision Tips 2: Revision methods

So you need to revise your novel… but how do you actually, you know, *do* that? Especially if you are allergic to outlines/a total pantser, a revision is a daunting task. In general, I do not recommend tackling too many full book revisions as that way lies total...

Revision Tips 1: Types of Revisions

With NaNoWriMo behind us and many happy novelists soon to be doing revisions under the Pitch Wars mentors, December (and probably also January) are shaping up to be big revision months. Revision is a key part of the process, and even if you have a pretty good book, if...

Finding the right critique partners

Critique partners come in all shapes and sizes, and the types of critique partners we need can vary depending on the author’s strengths and weaknesses, and even the specific manuscript in question. I’ve seen many people seeking CPs but not necessarily...