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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 Stranger

THE STRANGER I never met the old man, and most likely never will. To most a faceless passerby, a nameless figure, Nothing more than a stranger. Sitting in a field surrounded by dandelions, The warm gentle wind more suffocating than … Continue reading

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Think Love. Be Love. Part II

I recently wrote a blog post entitled Think Love. Be Love. It was about the signs of spiritual awakening. One of the signs was the ability to Stop Judging Others. As I am bombarded with BOTH sides waving their flags … 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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Think Love. Be Love.

Writers have tortued souls. We have many voices competing for one body, many thoughts all jumbled together, and as a result we are usually long-winded because we have a lot to say. Writers must become aware of themselves, aware of … 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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Quentin Tarantino’s Mother

While in college, I embarked upon the quintessential rite of passage “road trip.” It was a fun couple of months driving and camping across our vast and beautiful country. Once we reached the West Coast, we stayed in Hollywood for … Continue reading

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“A Farewell to Love”

The oldest known valentine is still in existence today, a type of poem known as rondeau, written in 1415 by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. “A Farewell to Love” … Continue reading

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