tools & tips

Help for Writers

Transparency About Publishing

I offer a wealth of publishing and writing advice because I think any writer should have the tools at their fingertips to improve their work and get published without breaking the bank. Most of my best resources are on my YouTube channel, but scroll down for some of my personal worksheets and favorite industry resource links.

Programs & Projects

Author Mentor Match

I run a program that pairs aspiring authors with completed manuscripts with qualified, professional author mentors.


450+ videos on writing craft, the publishing industry, and more. I post 2-3 times a week and host regular live streams.

Novel Tea Show

Archive episodes for my writing and publishing podcast, co-hosted with Kat O’Keeffe and Lainey Kress.

Resources & Templates


Query Basics + Examples

What is a query? + quick tips for writing them, and examples of stellar queries



Questions for The Call

A comprehensive list of questions you may want to ask a literary agent on the phone

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Publisher's Marketplace

Subscription database of agent/publisher deals

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Query Form Examples

Multiple templates that demonstrate different options for formatting your query



Agent Nudge Examples

Templates for sending follow-up emails to agents, including when you have an offer


Publisher's Weekly Children's Rights Report

Bi-weekly deal announcements

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Beat Sheet For Novelists

The Blake Snyder Beat sheet modified for novelists by Alexa Donne



A website for finding agents & tracking your query submission process

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Manuscript Wish List

Database of agent and editor manuscript wishlists

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