Writing Posts

Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You

Hey, querying writer. I see you. You've spent so long pouring your entire being into this manuscript, into your story, this precious piece of you. You had nights where the words flowed, your keys onslaught, your fingers cramping against the white-knuckle hold of your pencil as you struggle to keep up with the flow of… Continue reading Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You

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You Could Call Me Stubborn (And You’d Be Right)

Last week, I received my first rejection over Artemis Smith and the Virtuous Marriage Quest. I won't lie. That sucked. Granted, it was different from any rejection I'd received before. I'd only queried my first trilogy, The Destiny of the Dragon, before this book, and I probably received around thirty rejections total, before I stopped querying… Continue reading You Could Call Me Stubborn (And You’d Be Right)

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So You Didn’t Make It Into Pitch Wars

If you are a part of or follow the writing community on Twitter--especially if you follow writing contests hosted on Twitter--then you know that today, August 24th, is a pretty big day. It's the day Pitch Wars mentors announce who they've chosen as their mentees. I was one of the hopefuls this year. That status… Continue reading So You Didn’t Make It Into Pitch Wars

Random Musings

The Silence of Meekness

I'm self-described as meek. Or perhaps timid is more apt, because looking at some of the definitions of meek, a lot of people seem to associate it with the idea that you are humble, gentle and kind, rather than being prone to violence or aggression. That definition reads being meek in a very position way--and… Continue reading The Silence of Meekness

Writing Posts

Originality

I struggle with this concept so much, but never more than when I'm prepping to query. Whether I'm stalking agents on Twitter, perusing agency websites, utilizing the fantastic and wonderful Manuscript Wish List or just trying to craft my query in general, it never fails that this topic is brought up and I'm stuck with these… Continue reading Originality

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Querying Versus Job Hunting

You know, these things are actually quite similar. I'd never realized it until after talking with one of my coworkers, but the similarities are pretty obvious. He's a college student preparing for a career fair next week. Of course, that means amping up a resume and preparing his pitch. I was a liberal arts major… Continue reading Querying Versus Job Hunting

Writing Posts

My Awe of Literary Agents

I'm 95% convinced that literary agents aren't human. They are some sort of genetic hybrid combining the telepathic abilities of mind readers and the inhuman strength and perseverance of superheroes. What makes me draw such fantastic conclusions, you may ask? I'm glad you did, because I have answers.* In case you're unfamiliar, a literary agent is… Continue reading My Awe of Literary Agents