Kate’s Writing Corner: Writing Habits

I’m creating a new section of videos that I’m calling “Kate’s Writing Corner”. It’s a place for me to answer (or try to, anyway) questions about writing! So if you have any questions you want me to answer, leave them in the comments below. Until next time, word nerds!

The Follow-Through Problem

Here’s the deal, friends. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in 1st grade. I started writing my first book in middle school. That was more than 10 years ago (and isn’t that weird to think about!) and in that time I’ve only finished two manuscripts. Now, that’s not to say it shouldContinue reading “The Follow-Through Problem”

Etiquette Lesson: Submission Series

Happy New Year, word nerds! I thought we’d start 2017 off with an etiquette lesson. After all, you want to make the best possible impression this year, don’t you? Unfortunately, my knowledge of manners is rather specialized, so I don’t know what good it will do those of you who aren’t sending in articles toContinue reading “Etiquette Lesson: Submission Series”

Preparing Your Story for Submission

Welcome, dear friends and readers, to the Hunger Games!… I mean, the submission series! Honestly, it can feel like a fight to the death when manuscripts are being evaluated. Which one is better? Which will be the last one standing? In this third installment of my submission success series, we’ll be looking at the bestContinue reading “Preparing Your Story for Submission”

Interview: Chandler Birch

I’ve got a special treat for you today, word nerds. But first, let me tell you a (short) story. Four years ago I was a tiny freshman at Taylor University in the Professional Writing program. Two years ahead of me was another student, Chandler Birch. I didn’t know him terribly well, but he was obviouslyContinue reading “Interview: Chandler Birch”

Crafting Your Cover Letter: Submission Series

Hey there word nerds! I’ve been pondering what sort of things to write about here on my blog and I came to a realization. I studied writing for 3.5 years. Now I’m an editor. I’m in a unique position of seeing the publication process from both sides. So I decided to start a series onContinue reading “Crafting Your Cover Letter: Submission Series”

Knowing Your Characters

You may have noticed that I’m not blogging as often as I used to.  And I apologize for that. The truth is I’ve had a hard time coming up with topics to write about. Nothing exciting seems to happen to me, especially compared to some of my friends, who are moving to Africa or weedingContinue reading “Knowing Your Characters”