I’m fairly new to the “beta reader” game, and I am loving it so far! It’s been a great experiment. One of the main things I’ve learned is that it’s up to the author to direct the feedback. If you just say, tell me what you think, you are unlikely to get a response thatContinue reading “the most important question to ask your beta readers”
You’ve got a killer premise, some cool characters, and a strong voice. So what’s stopping you from writing that novel? If you’re me, probably the reason is gut-clenching terror. What if I quit? What if it’s terrible? What if I am completely deluded about this whole thing? What makes me think I can do anyContinue reading “how to write a novel: trust your future self”
It is the hottest day of the year, and Sheryl is stuck in a van with her family. What could go wrong?
Your personal life doesn’t have to be a mess in order for your writing to be good. But it helps.
You’re doing awesome shit, but still feel like a turd? Join the club.
So you decided to have some kids, and now your writing is going to hell. Here’s how to have it both ways.
How to deconstruct whiteness in your writing (and reading).
I was about to be yet another white writer talking about Black Lives Matter. Then I realised that that is white supremacy in action.
Wanna know how to write? Me too!
Here’s what I know…
Hi. I’m Amy. I write, grow plants, and hang out with my sister. I sometimes pick the hairs that grow on my chin. I live with my spouse, a shiba dog (yes, they’re as cute as they seem!), and two small humans. We used to have a cat, but she got old and died. IContinue reading “here’s me: amy joy”