Growth Is a Spiral: Repetition and Return in Practice

The more things stay the same, the more they change. What? No, I didn't accidentally write that backwards. Because the thing about growth, about learning, is that it doesn’t travel in a straight line. It often doesn’t feel like growth in the moment. It often feels circular, like repetition, like return. It can feel like … Continue reading Growth Is a Spiral: Repetition and Return in Practice

PitchWars Interview: Erin Fulmer

“No matter how good your writing, you will never please every reader, so write what you love first and find the readers that love it too. Publishing is low on external validation and high on arbitrary success stories, which means you’ve got to have that deep determination and passion for the work to fuel you through the low points. Your writing has to matter to you long before it matters to anybody else. ”

Check out this interview with Path2Pub’s Amber Chen about my Pitch Wars experience, what I learned, and my hopes for my writing career.

Path To Publication

For many years, PitchWars has been one of the most high profile mentorship programmes within the writing community and has offered many authors with valuable learning opportunities. With the recent revelation that PW has come to a close, we speak to some former mentees to reflect on how their experiences have been like and what the future holds for them in the world of publishing!

Today, we introduce Erin Fulmer from the Class of 2020!

Erin Fulmer (she/her) is a public benefits attorney by day, author of urban fantasy and science fiction by night. A 2020 Pitch Wars alumna, she lives in sunny Northern California with her husband and two spoiled cats. When she’s not writing or working, she enjoys yoga, taking pictures of the sky, playing board games with friends, and napping like it’s an Olympic sport.

CAMBION’S BLOOD, the second book in her Cambion series and sequel to…

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Relearning My Mind: ADHD and My Writing Journey

Welcome to my brain circus

Welcome to my brain circus! It’s Disability Awareness Month, and I’m a writer with Attention Deficit Disorder. That makes this as good a time as any to share my experience of learning late in life that I'm neurodivergent, how my diagnosis has shifted my self-image, and how adjusting my brain chemicals has brought new ease … Continue reading Relearning My Mind: ADHD and My Writing Journey

Try a Little Tenderness: 7 Self-Love Ideas for Writers

Love is in the air... When we think of Valentine’s Day, of course, we naturally think of romance, partnerships, and sharing love with a special someone. Today, though, I want to talk about a different kind of relationship for a minute. Not everyone is partnered up nor wants to be, but everyone is worthy of … Continue reading Try a Little Tenderness: 7 Self-Love Ideas for Writers

A Fire to Light Your Way: Writers and Professional Jealousy

We don't like to admit it, but it happens to everyone. With the Pitch Wars showcase fast approaching, AMM picks announced, awards season in full swing, and The Discourse piping hot, it’s time to get real about an experience that can sting worse than rejections on your own work: Watching your fellow writers succeed. That's … Continue reading A Fire to Light Your Way: Writers and Professional Jealousy