“I know how to take care of myself,” she said. They assumed she meant that she could harm someone who was trying to harm her, and that was true. But it also meant that she knew how to buy herself flowers when she was feeling like the world was devoid of beauty. She also knew […]
Dear Friend, It’s been a long time since we’ve officially talked. Or…unofficially talked. Too long. It’s strange, even a little creepy, but I still know the basics of the path your life has taken since last we spoke. Officially, I mean. I know you had another kid, but I don’t know what you named it. […]
Hey guys, I know I’ve been posting a lot of short stuff lately, but STAY TUNED for a more comprehensive look at what I’ve been up to lately in the world of publishing. (Spoiler alert: it’s a LOT.) Also keep an eye out for my upcoming “Marketing Monday” series, which will be published on the […]
Today’s snippet comes in the form of advice from the fabulous K.A. Tucker, author of TEN TINY BREATHS, among other great books. Here is a link to the full/original article, which is a guest post on Literary Agent Marisa A. Corvisiero’s blog.
Dear fellow writers, fellow career seekers, and actually… hell, just fellow human beings in general, Today’s snippet centers around a universal truth I have learned. As great as it is to have a supportive network of friends, or a wonderful spouse, or a great agent/editor/lawyer, government representative…whatever, Self-Advocacy is THE MOST IMPORTANT skill you should cultivate if […]
This might be the greatest quote in support of romance as a genre that I’ve ever heard. Nay, not a genre. A lifestyle. Here is a link to the original post, which is SO worth reading.
Today’s snippet concerns stalking. Specifically, editors. But I also think this pertains to agents. On behalf of aspiring authors everywhere, I’d like to thank Jennifer Crusie for this refreshingly cold splash of sanity. Here’s a link to the original post.
This killed me. I’m not trying to encourage disparaging aspiring writers or anything…but if you’re having a bad day? Sometimes it does help to realize someone else’s is much, much worse. Brought to you by the anonymously hilarious agent behind SlushPile Hell.
Today’s snippet is about those damn shiny, happy people. Via Writer’s Digest: Here’s the link to the entire/original post.
True, trolling around on Urban Dictionary can sometimes feel like you’re playing Russian Roulette with your own gag reflex, but it can also be highly educational and/or entertaining. Thus, today’s snippet: And here is the obligatory link to my source.
Today’s snippet concerns planning your career as an author, from literary agent Rachelle Gardner: Here’s the LINK to the original post.
Today’s snippet comes from the fabulous Brenda Drake, who talks about revisions after getting her first editorial letter. Here’s a link to the original article.
Today’s snippet concerns beta readers. Specifically, how to / how not to offer feedback, from the glorious Dahlia Adler: And here’s the link to the original post.
Today’s snippet partially explains why J.K. Rowling is richer than F. Scott Fitzgerald. “I don’t care how pretty the car looks. If the engine doesn’t work — or is completely missing – your readers aren’t going for a ride. At all.” – Courtesy of Guy Bergstrom of The Red Pen of Doom, “The Secret Truth […]
In an effort to be less wordy and blog more often, I’m going to try something new. I like to think of it as a snapshot with a journalistic twist. (Basically, pertinent or entertaining information that catches my attention. But I only share a small part of it, like a photographer focusing one tiny detail in a vast landscape.) It’s called the […]