Writing Quick Tip #6 – Getting Un-Stuck

A few times per week, I offer unsolicited writing advice to anyone who will listen. Sometimes, I even follow it myself. I had an interesting discussion with a friend a few days ago. We were talking over lunch, and I'd managed to sneakily bring up my writing journey during our otherwise non-literary-centered conversation. (This is …

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I Did Everything Wrong While Querying So You Don’t Have To

Oh, the query trenches.  Even if you haven't entered the battlefield of querying, you've likely heard the rumors: it's not fun.  For those who don't know, a query is a pitch letter that gives a high-level overview of your manuscript.  Typically, they're sent to a literary agent or agency.  Best case scenario: you pique the …

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For the Days You Want to Quit…

There are a lot of shitty things about being a writer.  I don’t know how to say that more eloquently.  There is literally no better word.  It’s shit.  It’s shitty how high the odds are stacked against us.  It’s shitty that your first rejection letter is a rite of passage.  (How many times have we heard people tweet, “Got my first …

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