Writing and Editing Tips, Book Reviews, and More
Articles and book reviews by me, as well as a roundup of some of my favorite writing, editing, and publishing resources.
MetaStellar Free Friday Reviews
(Contributing reviewer; this series reviews the opening chapters of Amazon’s weekly Top 10 Free SFF novels)
Threadneedle by Cari Thomas
BookTok’s Top Fantasy Romance Books for 2022
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
Alone by Megan Freeman
Editing and Revising
Hiring an Editor: A Guide for New Authors by the Editorial Freelancers Association
Revision in Writing: How to Improve Between Drafts by Now Novel
Writing and Drafting
Conscious and Inclusive Language Collection by Crystal Shelly, editor and conscious language expert at Rabbit with a Red Pen
The Mythcreant Podcast
Check out the Mythcreats for practical writing advice on all aspects of story craft, as well as deep-dive critiques into what makes popular books tick.
Fated Mates Podcast
A podcast on all things romance, hosted by a romance writer and editor. Excellent for keeping up with new releases and trends within romance, but plenty of deep-dives on craft for writers as well.
What Do Writers Need to Describe? at Mythcreants
Nods, Smiles, and Frowns: How Can We Avoid “Talking Heads”…and Cliches? by Jami Gold for Writers Helping Writers
How to Write a Scene: The Definitive Guide to Scene Structure by Joe Bunting at the Write Practice
Punctuation in Dialogue by The Editor’s Blog
The Basics of Point of View for Fiction Writers from Jane Friedman
Deep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!) by Joslyn Chase for the Write Practice
Reimagining Conflict by Marie Brennan for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association
I Wasn’t Born Yesterday: The Beauty of Backstory by Eleanor Henderson for Poets and Writers
The Business of Writing
The Self-Publishing Spotlight Podcast
Great insight into current indie authors and their writing/publishing journeys.
Indie Pub 101 from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association
A long-running and excellent resource manned by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association
QueryTracker and AgentQuery
Free resources to research and find literary agents.
Manuscript Wish List
Wondering if your story is exactly what a particular agent needs? Find out here!