Sunday, November 1, 2020

A Ramped Up Email Newsletter: Writing Tips & Other Goodies


© Sylvia Liu

One of the things that social media and marketing experts recommend for authors and illustrators above all else is to build up one's email list. I've decided to ramp up my email newsletters (which are different from my blog posts). 

Once a month, I will write about things I've learned on my writing (or illustrating) journey. My next newsletter that is teed up will discuss what I've learned as a Pitch Wars mentor reading applications. Here's a teaser graphic of the genres I received:

Some topics I plan to cover in the near future:
  • What it Really Means to Network
  • Next Level Tips for Researching Agents
  • Pantsing, Plotting, and Plantsing

I'll also run a giveaway each month, whether it is a book or a critique.

If you're interested in getting these emails, please sign up for my newsletter at this link:


Friday, September 11, 2020

Pitch Wars 2020 Mentor Wish List: Sylvia Liu

Illustration of owl wearing beanie and face mask holding book and a cup of hot chocolate. Announcement says: I am a 2020 Middle Grade Mentor. The logo for Pitch Wars follows.

Hello writers! 

I'm so excited to be a Pitch Wars middle grade mentor for 2020. I'm open to middle grade sci-fi, contemporary, and fantasy, as well as graphic novels and illustrated novels. 

I have a particular interest in writers who identify with traditionally marginalized communities. 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Creative Life During a Pandemic & Publishing News

© Sylvia Liu
How does one stay creative during a pandemic?

My answer is compartmentalizing. I know there's a global crisis going on and I try to keep up to date on the latest science and recommendations, but as a concerned citizen, my primary role is to stay at home. I'm grateful for the ability to do that and to keep my family and myself reasonably safe and healthy.

Monday, December 16, 2019

2019 Wrap Up: Book News and a Giveaway of 2020 Releases

© Sylvia Liu
2019 was a banner year for me, creatively. To celebrate, I'm giving away TWO pre-orders of highly anticipated 2020 PB, MG, and YA releases. Read on for my recap and info about the giveaway.