Today, I'm excited to bring you our eighth installment of Go Teen Writers Live! In this video, we answered the following questions:
1) If you query an editor and they reject your manuscript, but you've made a lot of changes, is it okay to resubmit, or is that considered rude?
We talked about how it really depends on what kind of rejection you received, and that sometimes an agent or editor will invite you to resubmit. The one thing you should never do when offered a reason for rejection is to argue with them. Nothing good can come from that.
2) The next question we answered is about how to create characters "from scratch."
This is a complicated question. For several entertaining minutes we struggled to explain how we come up with characters, and then we moved onto the third question, which was about Wattpad.
3) We were asked about Wattpad, and whether or not we think it's a good idea.
Stephanie talked about some authors she knows who were discovered by publishers on Wattpad, and how that's absolutely a thing. But she also talked about how that's really rare, and that's not really the best reason to use a site like Wattpad.
Hope you enjoy the video!