Emily McPherson’s Top 5 Favorite Books 1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black First off, this an impossible list. I have a lot of favorite books, but I’ve narrowed it down to five of the 20 tied for first place. The Cruel Prince is definitely a favorite (I love a good faerie story), but I … More Guest Post with author Emily McPherson plus a spotlight on her upcoming YA novel, Mother of the River
My True Love Gave to Me Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult authors, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. St. Martin’s Griffin Originally released: October 14, 2014 Featured authors: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt De La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini … More ICYMI Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me, a holiday anthology
Organization — it can be a woeful topic for writers, but when we get it right (meaning right for each of us in a personal way) it can be a beautiful thing — and spark a lot of creativity. There are two types of organization on my writing mind today: 1) Writing Space (my desk): … More Writing Spaces & Mapping Ideas
Do you have a finished novel manuscript? In between sending out queries (and biting your nails), consider entering a pitch contest. Agents and editors frequently find new talent through these contests and they are a good way for new writers to get their pitches to the so-called top of the pile. Here are few pitch … More Pitch It!
Inspiration…where does it come from? Does it live in a magical forest? Maybe. If you’re a writer like me, you know that inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. I love the little jolt of adrenaline that comes with a new idea, like the promise of a great character or storyline. Reading is a … More Pixie Dust not included