January 9th, 2017
As authors, we all know the importance of engaging our audience within a book’s first few pages. It’s called grabbing the reader: captivating them in a way that makes them want to stick with the story to its end.
Michael Hauge prefers the term seducing:
“Everybody likes to be seduced; it’s a […]
January 6th, 2017
Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy
When I sat down to write this post I intended to write about writing. It’s what I love doing, and why folks tend to invite me to guest post on their blogs (which I appreciate). But this came at a time when I’m feeling reflective and optimistically hopeful about the new […]
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 […]