Launching Query Boot Camp

October 5, 2015 - Perfecting your Craft - 23 Comments

Query Boot Camp

One of the number-one frustrations we hear from writers is that their query letters go unanswered or elicit only form rejections. For authors determined to land an agent, this can feel especially disheartening--but Reedsy wants to help. We’re launching a new initiative here on the blog: Query Boot Camp. Every month, two brave authors (who ... read more »


The San Francisco Writers' Grotto — An Interview with Julia Scheeres

San Francisco Writers Grotto

Last updated: 07/31/2017 In the past few weeks, we’ve been exploring different subjects around the writing craft on the Reedsy blog, giving a place for our exceptional editors’ experience and knowledge to be shared with writers. Today, we want to delve deeper into the subjects of creativity and craft, and interview Julia Scheeres. On top ... read more »


Six common writing mistakes by first-time authors, and how to fix them!

August 18, 2015 - Perfecting your Craft - 52 Comments

Six Common Writing Mistakes

Last updated: 07/10/2017 Today, one of our most experienced editors on Reedsy shares some invaluable advice for first-time authors! Lourdes Venard specializes in crime fiction, science fiction, Young Adult, memoirs, and other nonfiction. She also teaches for the University of California, San Diego’s copyediting certificate program. When it comes to writing, every writer is unique. But ... read more »


Stranger Than Fiction? Probably Not: Why you might want to rethink your memoir

Rethink your memoir

Today, our lovely editor and Reedsy advisor Rebecca Heyman shares her thoughts on writing memoirs. In this lively and informative post, Becca offers some brilliant no-nonsense insights on the competitiveness of the memoir genre and why fiction might be a safer bet. Memoir is everywhere. The genre is pervasive, clogging slush piles and hard drives and ... read more »