Novel Tea Show is a bi-weekly live chat where we discuss writing and publishing. We're spilling all the tea (which means truth!) about the ups and downs of writing books, and the ins and outs of the publishing industry.
Querying! It's an essential and frustrating part of the publishing process. Alexa, Kat, and Lainey explain what a query is, how to write one, and their best tips for putting your best foot forward with agents.
Critique Partners & Beta Readers
What are critique partners and do you need them? How do you find critique partners? Alexa, Kat, and Lainey share how they found theirs, the difference between beta and CPs, and give their best tips for finding and working with critique partners.
Writing & Publishing Updates
In our first minisode, we're chatting about our own writing & publishing updates. Kat finishes a book, Lainey starts querying, and Alexa sells a new book!
Researching Your Novel
How much research goes into writing a book? Where should you start? How much is too much? Alexa, Lainey, and Kat discuss book research, including their favorite resources, and some specific research holes down which they have fallen (whether or not that research has ended up in a book).
Worldbuilding is one of the key ingredients of good fiction. Where do you start? What aspects should you consider or avoid? How much should you prep ahead of time vs. figure out on the go? Alexa, Kat, and Lainey discuss how they approach worldbuilding, and some of the fundamental basics.
Character Development 101
Character is one of the essential parts of a good book. But how do you create characters that jump off the page? Alexa, Kat, and Lainey discuss character development and all the essential ingredients of character, including personality types, voice, self-inserts, wants/needs, backstory, and more.