What’s the Deal With Beta Readers?

As I get closer to finishing this draft of my novel (draft #5, for those keeping count), my focus has shifted toward beta readers. I’ve mentioned them a few times and lots of people I’ve talked to aren’t sure what they are or what they do. So I’m going to answer some of the commonContinue reading “What’s the Deal With Beta Readers?”

A Belated Update

Hey all! As you may have noticed, I missed my Wednesday post this past week. I have an explanation. I’m heading to a writer’s conference this week (so don’t expect any posts for the next two weeks either). In regards to why that means I didn’t post, well, I’m trying to finish the current draftContinue reading “A Belated Update”

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 Topic of Grief

I think all of us who have watched a movie about a hero on a quest (or seen a Disney movie, for that matter) have noticed a common theme in those stories. Dead parents. I know, I know, that’s a super morbid thought. Why have I even brought it up?

The Modern Fairy Tale

What ever happened to fairy tales? Sure, we still see them in popular culture today, but as a genre, fairy tales seem to have faded into obscurity. Mostly, the term is applied to Disney movies or new adaptations. And most writers, if they say they’re writing a fairy tale, really mean that they’re retelling aContinue reading “The Modern Fairy Tale”

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”