The waiting and the wave

My first rejections for my first novel manuscript came in this weekend, and I’m glad I have prepared myself for them. Discovering recent posts about rejection (some links to those here) and just being in writing groups for several years and getting a feel of this process was a big plus in the preparation.  The only thing IContinue reading “The waiting and the wave”

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter – Query Letter Example

Now that I am on the second wave of queries for my first novel, I’m looking at redrafting my query letter. This is a great tutorial for anyone stumped about writing a query from #WritersDigest. A literary agent shares a real-life novel pitch that ultimately led to a book deal—and shows you how to queryContinue reading “How to Write the Perfect Query Letter – Query Letter Example”

For writers (aka touting the FB Author Page and Writer’s Insight)

As I was looking over my Facebook Author page activity, I noticed several gems of advice and articles for writers that are only present in the FB world. If you are on Facebook, check out and “like” my Author Page (you can click below or  click here to access.) There are also some great comments onlyContinue reading “For writers (aka touting the FB Author Page and Writer’s Insight)”

Writing Insight: Your Questions Answered

Q: Can you help me inspire a class of 3rd graders to write? I’d love to promote authorship this year. A: First of all, what age are third-graders? I’m kidding. No, really? I remember in 3rd grade my teacher would punish us by making us write a sentence a 100 times (Think Bart Simpson), orContinue reading “Writing Insight: Your Questions Answered”

Great how-to guide on formatting manuscripts for submission

Are you unsure about how a manuscript should look when you submit it to a publisher? These posts detail how a novel manuscript and how a short story manuscript should look when you submit your work to agents and editors.  These are awesome guides for the amateur and self-starting writer (like me) who’s using theContinue reading “Great how-to guide on formatting manuscripts for submission”