Merial Wiles is an author of primarily historical fiction for Adults and Young Adults. Her works blend the genres of gothic, romance, psychological horror, and fantasy.
Where Ivy Dares to Grow coming July 2023 from Kensington.
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If you are or have been a querying writer you probably know what “The Call” is – when an agent has read your full manuscript, loved it, and wants to set up a phone or video call with you, usually to offer representation. Yes, sometimes agents want to set up calls to discuss Revise &… Continue reading What to Ask An Agent During “The Call”
Inevitably, when I’m about 15k to 30k words into a manuscript I suddenly loathe it. Maybe loathe is a bit dramatic but I definitely get annoyed with it and certainly lose that feeling of love that initially motivated me to start drafting this book. I’ve written enough books now, and have experienced this feeling enough… Continue reading How I Stay (and fall back) In Love With My WIPs
The first book I ever completed, a YA fantasy, was something I was so proud of…for about two months until I realised that the book just didn’t work. It had a lot of issues, the majority of which were rooted in the book’s weak foundations and structure. If you’ve read my “How I Got My… Continue reading What I Learned About Story Structure From Writing A Book That Didn’t Work