Writing advice — past blog posts

Below are links to my blog posts, categorized by topic. 


Common writing mistakes

Tips for Bringing Real Experiences Into Your Writing

On Beta Reading

Why You Should Consider Doing NaNoWriMo, On Your Own Terms

What Not To Do in YA- A Teen Writer’s Guide

Writing as a Full-Time College Student (And Athlete)

How to fit in exercise and writing (when you don’t have time for either)

Writing Exercises Anyone Can Do

7 Reasons To Do An Author Interview

Challenges (and Solutions) for a Writer in College


Book Marketing 101


Ways to Engage with the Writing Community

How to Run an Effective Kindle Promotion (For Free)

A Teen Writer’s Book Marketing Strategy


What an agent won’t tell you about publication

Publishing Contracts

Why You Should Submit to a Literary Magazine

Mental health:

What Writers Should Know About Mental Health

Mental Health in YA Literature

Guest posts:

Tips for Bringing Real Experiences Into Your Writing

Guest Post: Tree District Books

Guest Post: Alex Stargazer’s Review of Vivaldi in the Dark

The Role of Genre: Guest Post By Alex Stargazer

Melissa Clark: My Publishing Mistakes

Guest post: This Is Why You Should Write Character Driven Stories