Kid Lit Craft: Interview with Kaela Rivera

Kid Lit Craft: Interview with Kaela Rivera

Hello fellow kid lit writers! I’m extra excited about this author interview today because I got to interview one of my dear college friends and brilliant author, Kaela Rivera! Kaela has some great writing advice for you all and some valuable insight into the publishing process. About Kaela Rivera Kaela Rivera is the award-winning author… Read more »

#5onFri: Five Tips for Writing Multi-POV Stories

#5onFri: Five Tips for Writing Multi-POV Stories

As a writer, it’s tempting to want to test out new styles and approaches to storytelling. One such is writing multiple points of view—where instead of one character’s voice telling the entire story, the author writes with more than one “narrator.” Multi-POV books are popular for many reasons: They allow readers to hear from more… Read more »

Lesley Wheeler Shares How to Take Poetry Personally

Lesley Wheeler Shares How to Take Poetry Personally

Hello, my lovely poets and poem-tinkerers, my fellow word wanderers. This week, I am coming to you with a special guest, Lesley Wheeler, author of the brilliant and warm nonfiction work of art, Poetry’s Possible Worlds. I had the pleasure and good fortune to interview her, and I can’t wait to share the insights and… Read more »

First Chapter Analysis: Red, White & Royal Blue

First Chapter Analysis: Red, White & Royal Blue

How to Analyze a First Chapter If you want to publish your manuscript, you need to learn how to write well-structured scenes that hook and engage your readers. You also need to learn how to balance fun and important details that work with structure.  In other words, you need a scene where every line weaves… Read more »

August 2022 Leisure Learning

August 2022 Leisure Learning

Are you getting excited? Is your literary heart starting to quicken? Why? Because it’s almost fall, and soon a good portion of us will be reading under the golden light of autumn. Is there anything so romantic yet word nerdy? I think not. as many in our community head back to the classroom, I thought… Read more »