Sunday, November 1, 2020

Email Newsletter Update: Writing Tips & Other Goodies


© Sylvia Liu

UPDATED JAN 2021: Hello! I'm moving a lot of my writing tip posts to my personal email newsletter. My most recent posts:

Once a month, I will write about things I've learned on my writing or publication journey. Topics I plan to cover in the near future:
  • What it Really Means to Network
  • Pantsing, Plotting, and Plantsing
  • Transitioning from writing picture books to novels

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.