I love having a blog. Because you can air your dirty laundry for all the world to see. Exes beware! Muahahaha!
No, I’m kidding. But I will vent using writing analogies. No names necessary. You know who you are (totally kidding… mostly). This could get weird. [Read more…] about How The Publishing Process Is Like Dating
Firefly is a western in space, people. In space. Starring the charming Nathan Fillion. With a director like Joss Whedon, great writing, award winning CG, and a storyline that stands out from the usual TV drama regurgitant, why did it get cancelled after a single season? If it can happen to Joss, it can happen to you. [Read more…] about What Writers Can Learn From Firefly
It’s that time of year again. Nanowrimo! And following every November, the self-publishing business gets a little crowded. So to celebrate, I’ve got some great posts lined up to help you decide if you want to stick to tradition or become an indie trailblazer.
When it comes to publishing your novel, there is no right or wrong answer, but here are some things to consider first: [Read more…] about Self-Publishing – Is It Right For You?
Drumroll please! It’s Fun Fact Friday!!!
Did you know…
Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, wasn’t published until he was in his fifties? The story began as road-trip entertainment for his two daughters who then pestered him to write it down. Four publisher and three agency rejections later, he was picked up. [Read more…] about 5 Ways To Become A Confident Writer
If you’ve never attended a writer’s conference or festival, you’re missing out. Not only are they a great way to learn, it’s also an avenue to connect with other writers, readers, agents, and editors.
Last week, I attended a local conference and thought I’d share a list of ways to help you prepare for your next writing mixer. [Read more…] about A Guide To Writing Conferences
Hello everyone! For my post this week, I’m sharing a link to a guest post I did. Check out the link below.
Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I’ve recently bought a new house and decided at the last minute that I couldn’t live with sandy mustard colored walls. Four days, three people, and nine gallons of paint later, I’m finally done.
Needless to say, I’ve been pressed for time, so this week I’d like invite you to check out my guest post for Devin Berglund. Check out What To Do When Entering Writing Contests.
Devin is a writer, dreamer, wanderer & all-time enjoyer of life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. She recently finished her first book The Mason of Hearts. It is the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.
Good luck Devin!
Books come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they? Some can slide into your pocket, while others could anchor a cruise ship.
So, you’ve written a 200,000 word novel. I bet you can’t wait to see that doorstopper on bookshelves, right? Think again. [Read more…] about Why Word Count Counts
Congratulations. You have finished writing your novel, and you are now ready to take that first step into the vast and confusing world of traditional publishing.
The process of landing your future agent is a long and arduous journey, so let’s break it down into manageable parts: [Read more…] about 12 Steps To Querying Agents
Having trouble writing your own query letter? Can’t imagine what it all looks like in the end? Hopefully you get some inspiration from these examples of query letters that actually landed agents.
After the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, I began to query agents and luckily agent Pooja Menon of Kimberley Cameron & Associates was quick on the draw to give me “The Call”. Below was the query letter that grabbed her attention: