Tag Archives: literary agent

Love More. Fear Less.

Query… we have already established in the About section is an unsolicited proposal for representation by a literary agent. But it also has a meaning better known by the following definition: que•ry (kwîr ) n. pl.que•ries 1. A question; an … Continue reading

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The art of SPAM

I struggle with the business side of a lot of things. I don’t like the business of church, and I’m discovering I don’t like the business side of selling books. I’m learning that writing a novel and publishing a novel … Continue reading

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How to Query in a Sea of Literary Agents

Writing a query letter takes as much patience as it does practice. It is a frustrating, yet critical piece to the publishing world. It is a piece that I am still trying to master…and from what I have learned, I … Continue reading

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Notecard Plotting

Do you always know what your book is going to be about? Maybe you know most of the characters or the basic plot. Maybe you spend months laboring over an extensive outline. Brett Easton Ellis said the outline for IMPERIAL … Continue reading

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The Creative Wellspring of Weird

People ask me fairly often how I keep myself motivated to blog (almost) everyday, and how I decide what to write about. I decided to start this blog to document my journey to becoming a published author. In the process, … Continue reading

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Hesitation will get you killed.

So I have been at this “blog” for a month now. I am overwhelmed at the loving support I have received from my “real life” friends and my “virtual friends.” When you go public with your dream, it is amazing … Continue reading

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Time is a Bitch

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” ― Stephen King, On Writing … Continue reading

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Renewing your Mind

I am going to my book club breakfast and we are studying this light and fluffy book on dealing with emotions. I am usually hesitant when it comes to the “self-help” section of the bookstore, but I didn’t choose it. … Continue reading

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I Love a Cliche

…kind of. French poet Gérard de Nerval said, “The first man who compared woman to a rose was a poet, the second, an imbecile.” There are many unspoken rules in the writing world. One of which and it happens to … Continue reading

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LIFE of a Writer

Many times writers fall in love with the torment of writing. We torture ourselves with the need to put words on paper. We struggle within the FORCE of the blinking cursor and blank page. We make ourselves believe that every … Continue reading

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