Reedsy’s Live — Query Letter Critique Overview

Nicole J Simms/ August 23, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On Wednesday 29th July 2020, I watched Reedsy’s Live Query Letter Critique, which was broadcasted on Reedy’s YouTube channel. Jon Darga was offering critiques of query letters submitted by viewers. Jon is a literary agent and a freelance editor. And, he once worked as an editor at Random House. Before Jon started the critiques, we were given a brief definition

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10 Tips to Help You Choose a Title for Your Story

Nicole J Simms/ July 5, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Ugh! Choosing a title for a story is my least favourite part of writing. I normally have a working title for my stories, but when it’s finally time to properly title my story, I’m left with a blank page waiting for me to find a title that makes the story shine. But, I must admit, a lot of my titles

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How I Use the MBTI Method to Create Realistic Characters

Nicole J Simms/ June 21, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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If you’ve read the title and said, ‘What’s MBTI?’ I wouldn’t be surprised because this time last year I would have asked the same question. But, I’m glad I found out about this because it has helped me to create realistic characters. I first heard about the MBTI when I was watching Abbie Emmons’ ‘How to Write Characters’ video. During

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Book Review: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Nicole J Simms/ April 12, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Last year I started watching writers on YouTube (AuthorTubers), and that’s when I discovered the Save the Cat! Writes a Novel book. Many of the AuthorTubers recommended the book to help with planning a novel, so I decided to buy the book to help me plan my next novel. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is a novel-writing book that

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