Tag Archives: Editor

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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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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Le Pitch

I will be pitching my novella tonight. Do I have jitters? Yeah. I’m nervous, and it’s not even close to the time to pitch. Seven hours to go, and my stomach is churning. I don’t know what to expect. I … Continue reading

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Kate Duffy

I am told some sad news today. Kate Duffy, Senior Editor at Kensingon, has passed away. It’s a sad day for the publishing world, and it has lost one of it’s all time greats. Her interviews have always been inspiring, … Continue reading

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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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