How NOT to Write Middle Grade Fiction by Jackie Minniti

How NOT to Write Middle Grade Fiction by Jackie Minniti

A GUEST POST BY JACKIE MINNITI One thing I learned from my years of teaching reading in middle school was that middle graders have very definite opinions about books. We had some very lively discussions about what they liked (and hated) in the books they read. This came in handy when I decided to write [...]

Coffee Time with Kara: Insta-Love

Coffee Time with Kara: Insta-Love

  Good morning! Coffee Time with Kara is a new, weekly feature here on the blog where I--Kara Leigh Miller, Editorial Director for Anaiah press--will share tips, tricks, and secrets about writing, querying, publishing, and everything in between. So, grab your cup of coffee and get comfy...     It should come as no surprise [...]

Coffee Time with Kara: Pitfalls of Boring Writing

Coffee Time with Kara: Pitfalls of Boring Writing

  Good morning! Coffee Time with Kara is a new, weekly feature here on the blog where I--Kara Leigh Miller, Editorial Director for Anaiah press--will share tips, tricks, and secrets about writing, querying, publishing, and everything in between. So, grab your cup of coffee and get comfy...     The first book I ever wrote, [...]

Coffee Time with Kara: Perfect Character Syndrome

Coffee Time with Kara: Perfect Character Syndrome

  Good morning! Coffee Time with Kara is a new, weekly feature here on the blog where I--Kara Leigh Miller, Editorial Director for Anaiah press--will share tips, tricks, and secrets about writing, querying, publishing, and everything in between. So, grab your cup of coffee and get comfy...     Perfect Character Syndrome--I don't think this [...]

Coffee Time with Kara: Submission Guidelines, Part I

Good morning! Coffee Time with Kara is a new, weekly feature here on the blog where I--Kara Leigh Miller, Editorial Director for Anaiah Press--will share tips, tricks, and secrets about writing, querying, publishing, and everything in between. So, grab your cup of coffee and get comfy... Today, I want to talk about submission guidelines--specifically what [...]