In honor of Author Mentor Match, I made ANOTHER vlog. I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Kat, can you calm down on these vlogs?” And my answer is “NEVER!” Haha, Just kidding. Anyway, I wanted to make a video about Mentorship Programs before AMM opens to applications in April. And I tapped into my friends and CPs to give you all some insight! ✍Writer Mentor Programs: What are they & are they for me?
I discuss what mentorship programs are in the writing world and if they might b
I already wrote a step-by-step querying guide HERE. But I left out the biggest piece of the puzzle: Writing the query letter. So here you go, my attempt at a query letter guide. First and most important piece of advice I can give is to read successful queries! Query Letter Success Query Tracker Success Stories Writer’s Digest Successful Queries Also, reading sites that give query advice is very helpful. A great one is Janet Reid’s Query Shark. Okay, so let’s get to the meat o
So, I just went through the journey we call querying and I thought I’d write about it since I love step-by-step guides. This post probably won’t be completely comprehensive, but I did try to include everything I personally had questions about. And if you have any additional questions, feel free to ask them in the comments and I’ll try to use my resources, friends, CPs, etc. to answer them. Step 1: Write your query (This will be a separate post. Just need to compile querying a
I present to you my story of how I got my agent
(Warning: This post is LONG and full of GIFs): I started my professional writing journey when I had a weird dream (yea, I know, one of those people). I told my cousin about it because she’s a writer and I said, “Do you think that could be a book you would write?” She said, “No, but you could write it.” And I felt like that was a ridiculous idea. So I wrote it. It was the worst book ever. But it rekindled a love of writing that
If you’re querying or about to query, then you probably know there are a lot of tools out there to help you in the process. For myself, I started out with an excel spreadsheet way too long for its own good. I also had advice from critique partners and other writers. But, in my need to be organized, I turned to Query Tracker (suggested to me by my lovely critique partner). It. Is. Fabulous. Here’s a blurb about QT by QT: Why join QueryTracker?List of top literary agents and pu