Author Archive | Hannah

Collaborations 101

Hello, PubCrawlers! Today I’m going to talk about something that some of you may or may not ever contemplate doing, and that is a writing collaboration. There are a lot of ways for a collaboration to go wrong and a lot of ways for a collaboration to go right! Collabs can be great because it’s often like having a built-in critique partner, someone to help you smooth the kinks and right the ship if it […]

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Using #MSWL to Personalize Your Query

Hello, Fair Pub Crawlers, and Happy #MSWL Day! Today, in honor of #MSWL Day (head over to twitter for a running feed of what agents are looking for), I’d like to talk about some do’s and don’ts of using Manuscript Wishlist (#MSWL) to personalize your query. Manuscript Wishlist has been, largely, a blessing for agents (and some editors!). What a joy to be able to cite specific ideas that come to mind, and to have […]

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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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