Last month, I made the decision to go forth with my legal name change. I've gone by Dill Werner since I was 13 and have wanted to legally change my name for over a decade. Eighteen years. I've been Dill for eighteen years. That name could go to college and start collec...
A good query all boils down to four things: character, motivation, stakes, growth.
Character: Who are the main characters in the manuscript?
Motivation: What do they want?
Stakes: What do they have to lose? Literally, what’s at stake for the protagonist?
Growth: How do...
I'll be dividing this post up into different sections for ease of navigation:
• SINGULAR THEY
• GENDERNEUTRAL OR NONBINARY WORDS
• HOW TO ADDRESS A GROUP
• IN PUBLISHING
The different types of language I'll be discussing are genderneutral/g...