December 28th, 2016
A new year full of writing possibilities, hopefully including the most exciting possibility: sending out your submission package to agents and/or editors.
You’ve finished your novel, revised, revised, revised, and polished.
Your query letter is tantalizing.
Now you’re in need of the last, and most important, piece of your submission package–the synopsis.
December 26th, 2016
Turning Whine into Gold
If Facebook posts are to be trusted, all a creative writer needs to be productive is coffee, chocolate, and wine. Rather than flow rich with ideas and possibilities, the creative blood of many writers is a biochemistry experiment gone awry.
You already know why we rely upon caffeine, nutrient-poor […]
December 19th, 2016
“I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
We’ll come back to that in a minute.
Story is important. What we do is important. My guess is you believe that or you wouldn’t be reading this blog. I had that knowledge driven home one year on vacation.
Welcome to another installment of […]
December 9th, 2016
While authors often obsess about getting any agent to represent them, in reality, writers should be concerned about finding the right agent—the one whose personality, business habits, and expectations are a match to the author’s own.
The author-agent relationship is a partnership. Like any business relationship, its success is heavily dependent […]