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Be memorable.

Secretariat "The Greatest Horse That Ever Lived" winning the Triple Crown in 1973 by 31 lengths. You may wonder why I put this here. After all, it's a writing blog, not a horse blog. Bear with me. I don't know … Continue reading

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Laugh in the face of adversity

I’m not going to let a rejection get me down. If I did, I’d best get out of this writing business right now, because once I do find the right agent, the right editor, it won’t be all smooth sailing.

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Dear Lucky Agent Contest

Chuck Sambuchino from Guide to Literary Agents is hosting the third "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest. Here is the gist of it: This will be a recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here's the deal: With every contest, … Continue reading

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To snark or not to snark

The topic of this post is content, and what your content says about you, the author.

Believe it or not, it says a lot.
The topics you choose tell your readers where your mind goes to wander, where it tiptoes through fields of daisies, or tapdances through minefields. (The latter is to be avoided, you tend to end up minus some limbs.)
Personally, I prefer to tiptoe through minefields, but hey… that’s me.
The crux of the matter is this: What you post is out there for all to see. Once it’s out there, you can’t take it back. Even if you delete it, some search engine probably already archived it someplace you can’t demolish — even if you want to.

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Put some soul into it!

That query thing is hard.
Worse, it’s putting your heart and soul out there.
I’ve heard so many different takes on this. Pretty much everyone told me “Be professional”.
Well, duh. I am.

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Another rejection

It's difficult, loving a story and it being rejected. I feel like I'm missing the boat, which is probably not the case. I feel like my writing sucks, which is perhaps not the case either. Will it ever happen for … Continue reading

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Still Querying

I am not giving up. I take it one at a time though, although I should perhaps query multiple agents. I just don’t like blanketing inboxes with queries. As far as I know, the agents don’t like it either, but … Continue reading

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