Author Archive | Hannah

New Year Writerly Resolutions

Happy New Year, Pubcrawlers! I think we can all agree that 2016 blew pretty hard in a lot of ways. Though many of us experienced awesome things and achieved amazing goals, lots of things outside of our control went kablooey. For me, one of those things was my sense of my own writing. So I decided it was time to create a Writerly New Year’s Resolution. As most of you know, I’m a writer in […]

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Making Your Characters Do Stuff

Good morning, Pub Crawlers, and Happy NaNoWriMo 2016 for those of you participating! I thought I’d talk about Character Agency today, as this is a huge part of the drafting process, and some of you might find it useful as you are drafting your novels. As part of my job, I read a lot of queries and a lot of manuscripts. I help edit my clients’ work before submission and identify weak areas. Something I’ve […]

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Guest Post: How To Write Animal Characters

Hello, everyone! Today I have a guest post from the fantastic Julie Leung, author of MICE OF THE ROUND TABLE, which just released October 4th! I have always been curious about how animal characters are created and written so well by those who take on the challenge. Julie’s story is no exception, so I asked if she could share any of her tricks and secrets for creating a well-drawn animal character. Here is what she […]

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Twitter Pitching Like a Pro

Since there are a few of them coming up, this week I’m talking about Twitter pitch contests. There are a few posts around the web about pitching your books on Twitter, but with the addition every year of new pitch contests, it seemed time to make one happen here. There are a few great ways to pitch your book on Twitter. In the contests where you are encouraged to post a new pitch every hour or so […]

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Writer Etiquette: Why Do You Need an Agent, and Why Should You Be Nice?

I was going to talk about Agency (No, not like a literary agency – like a character’s personal agency) today, but in light of recent events, I’ve changed my mind. Today I’d like to talk about Etiquette when you are looking for an agent. A writer wrote a blog recently that got the attention of most of publishing Twitter, and for good reason. I’m not going to talk about the offensive post, but wanted to […]

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