Tag: writer

Why I Continue To Send Query Letters (Traditional Publishing)

I have chosen the narrow path of traditional publishing. And boy, it’s been a journey so far.

Response To: “The Decade in Young Adult Fiction” by Slate

Is YA Fiction Eating Itself Alive? As someone who grew up as a teenager during the last decade, the state of YA Fiction is something near and dear to my heart. But I’m also a writer, and a writer of YA Fiction, so I… Continue Reading “Response To: “The Decade in Young Adult Fiction” by Slate”

Fiction Friday #7: Write the Prompt with Me!

In this prompt, a girl starts to realize her childhood monsters are actually trying to protect her.

6 Methods of Self Care for Writers

Take Time Off Main Projects If there’s anything that can help a writer, it’s taking a break from your WIP. You may want to wait until you finish a first or second draft to do this. Another great time to pause your writing is… Continue Reading “6 Methods of Self Care for Writers”

5 Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers

So in my quest for finding work in LA, I began to look into freelance writing and ghostwriting. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and though I love fiction writing, any writing feels “right” to me. Like many accountants love balancing checkbooks,… Continue Reading “5 Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers”

Fiction Friday #6: Write the Prompt with Me!

Happy Fiction Friday everyone! Can you believe it’s already #6? If any of you has great prompts you think I should write, be sure to leave them in the comments section. I’d love to know what you all are writing out there too! Whether… Continue Reading “Fiction Friday #6: Write the Prompt with Me!”

Blood Fae

Blood Fae Blood Fae — Read on darkleigh.com/2019/11/06/blood-fae/ Hey everyone, I recently had a fantasy short story published on darkleigh.com. If you like fantasy, fae people, and murder mysteries, you should definitely check it out. Thanks!

Sex In YA Fantasy Part Two: How Fantasy Can Change Young Adults

Before reading this, check out Part One of this blog series. “When I started working as a child abuse and neglect family therapist…one quick conclusion I came to was that until we are willing and able to talk openly about sex in this culture—healthy… Continue Reading “Sex In YA Fantasy Part Two: How Fantasy Can Change Young Adults”

Fiction Friday #5: Write the Prompt With Me!

The Prompt Today’s prompt is from TheFakeRedHead.com. I was really intrigued by this prompt, because it kind of reminded me of Happy Death Day. Let’s see where we go with this one! As always, 30 minutes, free-write. Write with me! It’s so great for… Continue Reading “Fiction Friday #5: Write the Prompt With Me!”

Fiction Friday #4: Write the Prompt With Me!

The Prompt Today’s prompt is from Deep Water Prompts. I liked this one just because it was simple and intrigued me. What kind of person would be looking for necromancy books, especially advanced? And where would they be looking? This one got a little… Continue Reading “Fiction Friday #4: Write the Prompt With Me!”