March 24th, 2014

Who Are Literary Agents and Editors Anyway?

Kathryn Craft

by Kathryn Craft Turning Whine into Gold

In response to a tweet promoting a recent Twitter submission event, I received the following response:

“To put it delicately, f*** the agents and editors. Never pander to what they’re looking for.” (Asterisks mine.)

I would like to thank this “delicate” tweeter. […]

June 11th, 2012

My First RWA National Conference Memories

by Fae Rowen

My first RWA National Conference was the last time it was held in Anaheim. It was a long time ago, maybe 1997.

I had just joined OCC and RWA in February of the same year. I’d finished two books–a fantasy medieval and a futuristic romance. The fantasy medieval was written with no […]

April 11th, 2012

Conferences – Part 2: Where The Editors and Agents Are

by Jenny Hansen

On Monday, Laura Drake gave us amazing tips on How To Improve Our Pitching. I’ve got to admit, I was totally impressed.

As extroverted as I am, I’d almost rather get a root canal than go to a group pitching session. I’ve been to them and hated it. The best thing you […]

November 18th, 2011

One Approach to Genre Fiction, or “This Way to ‘The End’”

We’re happy to introduce you to James Preston, author of the award-winning Surf City Mysteries series. James’ wife, Nancy, encouraged Fae Rowen to write her first book. James encouraged Fae to go to the San Diego Writers Conference to learn how to write that first book. He shares his insight on how to get started […]