I’m Ryan Douglass and I am a proud, slow writer. “Proud” because nowadays writing skill seems linked to the speed at which you can put words into a document, rather than the quality of the words you’re putting down. "Seems." I’m not interested in shitting on writers who write fast, because I’m inspired by them, … Continue reading It’s okay to be a slow writer.
Hey guys! Last week I wrote a piece about YA book twitter, how it works and how I feel it’s not hearing from enough POC in the community. I wrote it mainly to remind everyone that thousands of mediocre books by white authors continue to sneak through the cracks and debut with amazing sales while … Continue reading #AmWritingHonestly: The Power of Writing the Truth
Hello, fellow writer and welcome to #amwriting! I’m your host, Ryan Douglass. I’m represented by Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency. I've written four manuscripts and queried for ten years before I found an agent. The book I finally succeeded with is a contemporary YA thriller with a supernatural twist. I’ve also written fantasy … Continue reading #AmDrafting – How to Write the First Draft of Your Novel