April 23, 2018

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...

April 10, 2018

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...

March 27, 2018

I'll be dividing this post up into different sections for ease of navigation: • PRONOUNS • SINGULAR THEY • GENDERNEUTRAL OR NONBINARY WORDS • TITLES • HOW TO ADDRESS A GROUP • IN PUBLISHING The different types of language I'll be discussing are genderneutral/g...

March 23, 2018

The future is not female. The future is neither he nor she, but they, xie, ey, one, er, ne, ze, and thon. The future, my friends, is nonbinary.

When I came across #KidlitWomen, I was tempted to scroll past the article on SLJ entitled #KidLitWomen Seeks Solutions to Gend...

December 4, 2017

I am attempting to merge everything onto a new website. Sorry if it looks horrific. The old blog can be found here. So, about me:

Hi, I'm Dill Werner. I'm a genderqueer, panromantic, demisexual author of adult and young adult queer fiction. If you want to know what all...

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