Who will enjoy this blog?

All good writers are also readers, so we talk a lot about books on here. Have you dreamed of being a published author? Maybe you don’t know quite where to start? What happens after I write my story? How do I revise my short story without revising the soul out of it? How do I find time to write? You can find answers to questions like this on this website!

I review a variety of middle grade and YA books but I do more Fantasy genre than anything else. (Very little Romance or Dark Fantasy)

Where do you want to go?

See the Latest Book Reviews, Writing Advice, Resources, Story Elements, Editing, and more! As of August 2020 I’m writing a series on getting from idea to outline.

Navigating the publishing world is overwhelming! From Rough Draft to Published walks you through the publishing process and clearly, simply delivers information you need to make the best decisions for your story and your career.

Gain access to all my Writer’s Resources for Free! Tons of resources at your fingertips! If you haven’t signed up for access yet, click here.

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This is my story about a boy with autism and his new friend trying to save their neighborhood from a rampaging troll.

Currently writing a novel with these characters.

Join our fledgling Facebook group. Writers at all stages and experience are welcome. We have a weekly live virtual write-in. This is a place to ask questions and connect with other writers.

Writing Retreat Kit (Free Digital Download)

This could be done as a solo retreat or with writing buddies. This can also be done virtually with the help of a video conferencing platform. The kit I’ve put together has all the planning done for you! This kit contains:

  • Goal Setting
  • A Schedule
  • Share Session Guidelines
  • Discussion Starters
  • Make Ahead Recipes (to maximize writing time)
  • PLUS Resources to help you outline your story or get unstuck

Where are You in the Writing Process?

I have an Idea, but I’m not sure how to turn this into a novel

I am working on a book and an online course to help you. Meanwhile, follow my blog posts to get some great advice. If you are on a laptop or desktop, on the blog pages there is a search bar if you want to look up a keyword. On mobile devices like phones and tablets, the search box can be found at the bottom of a blog post. If I haven’t yet touched on the topic you are looking for, let me know via email, so I can address it. As a teacher, I can tell you from experience, if you have a question many others likely have the same question.

Ready to Revise and Publish

You have a rough draft written and now you face the daunting task of revision and publishing your story. From Rough Draft to Published guides your through the process so you can make the best decisions for your story and your writing career.

I have a book that could help save you time. Here is the link. Additionally, I am developing an online course to guide writers through this process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maybe you don’t know quite where to start?
A Writing Process

What happens after I write my story? I wrote a whole book on this topic.
From Rough Draft to Published

How do I revise my short story without revising the soul out of it?
Revising and Editing a Story
A Writing Process

How do I find time to read or write?
https://quillandbooks.com/2017/09/08/secrets-to-finding-time-to-read-in-a-crazy-busy-world/ (I need to write a post specifically about finding time to write. Look for that soon!)

Click on the Latest Blog Post Icon above to learn more answers to other questions you have and read about some amazing books and authors.

If you have a topic suggestion, feel free to email me!
Kathryn @ quillandbooks.com

*Some links on other pages may go to Bookshop. (They help indie bookstores.) This also helps support my book habit.

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