I would like to thank Colleen M Albert for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Colleen is an up-and-coming YA urban fantasy writer currently working on the Guardian Trilogy. Recovering from a career in Corporate America, she now juggles being a supermom and a writer. I’m honored that she thought of me for this award as it’s a wonderful way to connect with and promote fellow writers. I’m looking forward to passing it on. To begin with, here’s a few facts you may not know about me:
Archives for April 2013
There’s a nasty rumor / rumour out there.
It seems that when most authors imagine their perfect literary agent, they picture some New Yorker in a power suit or fashionable pencil skirt. They’re probably sitting in a swanky publisher’s office showing off your crisp manuscript over their $10 cups of coffee. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating, but there are definitely stereotypes still floating around out there on the internet, and I’d like to dispel them with the help of literary agent Carly Watters. [Read more…] about Canadian vs American Literary Agent Misconceptions
It’s a Fun Fact Friday!
Did you know…
Angels and Demons author, Dan Brown, was a pop singer and song writer.
Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a Royal Air Force flying ace and intelligence officer. [Read more…] about The Harsh Realities Of A Writing Career
… And they all lived happily ever after. The end.
And then you close the book, give a satisfied sigh, and move on with your life. We all love that feeling of completeness, of contentedness, don’t we? Boy gets the girl, girl saves the day, prince marries the princess.
But what about those books that don’t leave us content? That leave us with those nagging thoughts or sense of disquiet. Sometimes those are the novels that stick with us long after we close the book. And isn’t that the effect we want on OUR readers? [Read more…] about Why Happily Ever After Is Overrated
As writers, we’ve all heard that building a platform is a must. So why do we procrastinate? Do you ever find yourself saying:
“I’ll do it when I get a(n) agent/publisher/contract.”
“I can’t promote a book that’s not even published yet.”
“But I have nothing to say.”
“My writing will speak for itself.”
Even though we know these excuses just don’t cut it, we still wait. Why? Are we afraid? Do we think it’s too hard? Stop with the excuses. The information is out there (see links below). [Read more…] about It’s Never Too Soon To Build A Writer’s Platform
Revision is to ice cream as editing is to the sprinkles on top. Sure, it’s still dessert without the sprinkles, but that final touch is what perfects it, makes it irresistible.
Now that you’ve looked after the BIG problems during the revision phase, you have to think SMALL, er… small. Editing is all about polishing your prose and cleaning up the tiny errors hidden throughout your writing. [Read more…] about Revision vs Editing Tips