Nicole Melleby and I are excited to be co-mentoring a middle grade writer for PitchWars 2019. Check out our bios, mentoring style, what we’re looking for in a mentee, and our wishlists to see if we might be a good fit to sub to this year!
Author: A.J. Sass
#WriteMentor 2019 Mentor Info & Wishlist
I’ll be mentoring a writer as part of the #WriteMentor program this summer. Click in for info about me, my mentoring style, and the type of manuscript and mentee I’d love to work with.
Looking Back: Another Year Past
A year ago, I broke down my accomplishments into three categories. I’ll do the same here since I like consistency (and they remain important to me).
Gender and the Space In-Between
Long before I changed my official identity documents, I came out at my workplace, explaining my situation and that my preferred pronouns are male. Now, people rarely misgender me, and it’s a rarer occasion still when I have to come out as trans or correct the pronouns by which people refer to me. Everyone just assumes I’m male by default, and I don’t often correct them, even though that view is wrong. At best, it’s near-sighted.
How Fan Fiction Fixed My Writer’s Block
I got introduced to fanfiction.net back in 2012, and oh was it glorious. I’d indulged in occasional fandom-inspired drabbles when the internet was still young, even an angst-ridden multi-chapter I’d scribble into a notebook by hand during the tail-end of weekend babysitting gigs. I dropped this in favor of a personal blog the moment I started college (as one does?). Ten years later, I was back in a new fandom with a vengeance, prolific if short-lived.
Some of My Best Friends are Internet Friends – An Ongoing Introspection
I honestly don’t think what I’m about to say is all that revelatory. It might’ve been two decades ago. In this day and digital age? Unlikely.
Four Things I Resolve Not to do in 2018
As much as I sincerely believe goals should be set as the need arises (also tweaked accordingly based on changing circumstances), I never fail to find myself jumping on the January bandwagon and making New Years resolutions.
2017: A Quick Recap
Behold: all my 2017 doings in a gratuitous little nutshell.
Is NaNo a No-No?
November is National Novel Writing Month, more fondly known as NaNoWriMo to us repeat offenders. Approximately a quarter of a million people worldwide aim to write 50,000 words of fiction in a mere thirty days. Sounds pretty hectic. It can also be an amazing experience. If you’re unsure whether to take the plunge, consider the following.