Update: Current Projects

So, this month has been crazy. I've been doing #DecemberGiveaway - see above tab - which has been awesome. The book giveaway went smoothly, and though the query critique contest had a few areas that need improvement, I've already completed two out of three. Last weekend, I released two shorts to my mailing list (sorry,... Continue Reading →

Marketing: Guest Posts

I just finished writing 3 guest posts  in a single day. While I love writing, blog posts can become repetitive so quickly. Every time I open a new draft, I consider everything I've written before and what else I can say to help you. Today - we're talking about guest posts. Back in the early... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Intern

Literary agencies are the gate keepers to the publishing world. They connect writer to publisher to audience. Fantastic folks who work hard for relatively little pay. Agents are masters of social media, and a good percent are published authors themselves. From the last few pitch contests, I've noticed a trend - interns at literary agencies... Continue Reading →

Query Critique Giveaway

This is part two of the #DecemberGiveaway! If you have a Twitter, go to my account. They'll be a tweet about my #queryfear and what I do to deal with it. Quote - retweet it describing your own query fear. If you don't have a Twitter account, make a comment below telling me your fear and... Continue Reading →

#QueryFear

Querying - the fret-filled cover letter of the literary world. Across social media, aspiring authors scratch their heads as they realize they're unprepared to market their books. I've heard complaints ranging from inability to self-brag to inconsistent format fears. Some get beaten down by #tenqueries and seek out #querywin. Others like the clear yes/no of... Continue Reading →

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