Bret Easton Ellis sold his manuscript for Less Than Zero at the age of 21. Unlike this wunderkind, most authors don’t land on the New York Times Best Sellers List straight after college: most of them had to find day jobs while they worked on their craft. In this week’s post, we look through the ... read more »
'Worldbuilding' is a term you’ll hear from a lot of writers – especially when you’re talking about the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. Great authors can create a living, breathing environment for their stories, invite readers into another world and make us homesick for a place we’ve never been.
Rachel Gluckstern is one of our favourite editors on Reedsy. Why? Because we love comic books, and Rachel has worked for over ten years within the Batman Group – how cool is that?! So we've asked her for advice on how to write a comic book. Here's her answer. Comic books remain a mystery to the general public. ... read more »
A month or so ago, we had a nice chat with Monica Landers, the CEO of Authors.me, a cool startup looking to facilitate the submissions and acquisitions process for authors, agents, and publishers alike. We’ve been wanting to run a writing competition for a quite a bit, and Authors.me provided the perfect platform for us ... read more »
Self-publishing a graphic novel can be new territory even for veterans in the business. This is because graphic novels are as much a work of art as a written piece. We got in touch with Ben Galley to tell us about his experiences in this field.
Last updated: 07/10/2017 When you're feeling stuck on your novel, an important thing is to remember that we've all been through there in the past. That's right, even the J.K Rowling's and Ernest Hemingway's of this world. Which is why it's always such a good idea to turn to your most famous peers for inspiration. Over the ... read more »
Last updated: 2017/07/11 A week after NaNoWriMo, it is time for you to go back to your novel and ruthlessly revise it. To help you with that, we asked our specialist developmental editor Maria D’Marco to share her top tips on how to revise a novel. Follow them and you might be able to turn ... read more »
NaNoWriMo is over! Whether you're out celebrating your achievement, or still mulling over your newborn novel, we thought we'd share a personal, warm and fuzzy NaNo experience with you, straight from our editor Rebecca Heyman, who did herself complete NaNoWriMo a few years ago.
Last updated: 04/12/2018 Young Adult is perhaps the largest category of new fiction today. Or, to put it another way, writing young adult fiction seems to be at an all-time high. There’s something about adolescence — coming of age, first loves, first triumphs, loss of innocence — that makes it the perfect backdrop for raw, ... read more »
Here is our editor Rebecca with the second installment of Query Boot Camp, focusing on… thrillers! If you missed the first installment of QBC, or you’re not sure what this segment is all about, check out the introduction to Rebecca’s first post here. I’m so excited to bring you this second installment of Query Boot ... read more »