Writing advice — past blog posts

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

Writing:

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

Marketing:

Book Marketing 101

BookTubes

Ways to Engage with the Writing Community

How to Run an Effective Kindle Promotion (For Free)

A Teen Writer’s Book Marketing Strategy

Publishing:

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