If you're searching for a college essay tutor, it helps to have a few questions in your back pocket. I have these answers ready to share even when I'm not asked, because I want potential clients to know my methods and approach. What can be accomplished with your … [Read more...] about Questions to Ask a College Essay Tutor
Anyone who knows me well knows they might one day be asked to help me build a story. I test drive the plots of my novels in the same way I help my Success Story students test drive ideas. That's because no good writer ever goes it alone. Of course there's that tragic, … [Read more...] about It Takes A Village to Tell a Story
If you didn’t know, Common App has announced that it will be keeping the personal statement essay prompts the same as last year’s, while adding a new, short-answer question. This one allows college applicants to describe their experience with the pandemic. So should you answer … [Read more...] about Should You Write Your College Essay About the Pandemic?
This is dedicated to all my writer pals currently in the querying trenches. I may feel a long ways away from a long querying journey, but I still remember the struggles, and I won't ever forget what it's like dead center of that marathon run to find an agent. (I've found … [Read more...] about On Querying Agents: I’ll Tell You What’s Frustrating
I don't want you to stress about revision. I don't want you to because I already do, and it's way too much for anyone's good. You can come up with all the formulas and processes and formalities you like (and trust me, I've got a pile of Lyn's Rules for Revision, and … [Read more...] about Revision Is Like a Cat
Book festivals are great parties for those who adore books. Book festivals remind you why you write, and who's out there waiting to hear your words. But they can be stressful for authors and especially introverts. As an indie and traditional author who knows how to write and how … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Doing a Book Festival