Recently, I was invited to write a piece for The Everygirl. I titled it, "Dear White Friends, Here's What I Need (and Don't Need) From You." My intention was to address race relations, white privilege, and Black emotional labor in the context of our current racial climate. As of today, the post has earned over… Continue reading Don’t Read the Comments
EVERYBODY! I have some amazing news. Some freaking unbelievable news. I am now represented by Ayesha Pande of Ayesha Pande Literary! As described on their website, "Ayesha Pande Literary is a New York based boutique literary agency with a small and eclectic roster of clients." And people: I am now one of those clients! I… Continue reading After 3 Years of Trying, I Have a Literary Agent!
I know, I know. I haven't blogged in FOREVER. But I have a good excuse. I've been busy surviving my first semester as a PhD student! And even better, I am a PhD student in fiction!! It doesn't get much better than this.
That being said, my first semester was tough. And I'm guessing it's not going to get any easier. So, I am determined to find ways to make things go at least a little bit more smoothly. Starting with writing.
If you’re a writer, chances are you’re familiar with the term ‘beta reader’. But just because you’ve heard it before, doesn’t mean you know exactly what a beta reader is, or when/why you might need one. So, let’s start at the beginning.
In a previous post, I offered my explanation of what a beta reader is, and why you need one. Now, it's time to take it a step further: you know what a beta reader is (and want one), but how do you actually find one?