Dear Query Hack, I was drawn to your love of plot twists and unique concepts, as well as diverse characters and mental health representation. CROSSING THE RUBICON is a 58,000-word YA magical realism novel. Crossing the Rubicon has been compared to CORALINE and A MONSTER CALLS meets THIRTEEN REASONS WHY. My first reaction was I … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #24 – YA Magical Realism
Whether you’re an aspiring or veteran author, getting outside feedback on your book is vital to the success of a story. That's because, as writers, we can’t always see the imperfections or shortcomings in our books. That's where critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers, and freelance editors come in. This episode of Publishable covers: Critique … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 5 | Getting Feedback on Your Book: Critique Partners, Beta Readers, Sensitivity Readers, & Freelance Editors
Dear Query Hack, FRACTURED MAGIC is an adult epic fantasy with a Victorian Gothic aesthetic like Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak and a style similar to Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories. It’s complete at 110,000 words. When Leandros Nochdvor, one of the book’s two main characters, witnesses a strange, unsettling creature use magic to … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #23 – Adult Fantasy
Have you written a book and don’t know why readers aren’t loving it as much as you thought they would? Whether your intended readers are industry pros, such as literary agents or editors, or you have a published book, you may be wondering why you aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d been hoping for on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Readers Stop Reading
Have you written a book and you’re not sure if it’s ready either to be sent to a literary agent or to self-publish? In today’s video, we will discuss the steps you need to hit when editing your book and how to tell when it’s done. This video is broken into the following sections: Steps … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Do You Know Your Book is Done (Being Edited)?