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Conference Tidbits: Pitching Advice

I am, by no means, an expert on pitching.  I can’t write a good query letter to save my life.  (Although I think that also ties back to the novels I’ve tried to query and the fact that they were … Continue reading

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Conference Tidbits: Using Self-Pub to Move to Traditional Pub

This came up at the conference and it also came up on one of the forums I read on a regular basis.  I think the problem with asking a question like this on a forum is that most of them … Continue reading

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Conference Tidbits: Why You Need An Agent

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was at a writer’s conference this past weekend and picked up a lot of great information (as usual).  It’s interesting because I’ve gone to this particular conference for a few years now … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Opportunity

I ran into someone from that writer’s conference I attended yesterday.  This was someone who had participated in a critique group with an agent and then pitched to that agent later in the weekend. Good news, the agent wanted to … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment

Once again, I find myself wanting to write about something gender-related and not wanting to do so because I don’t know how to do so from a non-gendered perspective. So, I’ll try it and hopefully not offend too many people. … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 2)

So, today I finish (hopefully) imparting the advice I heard at the conference related to query letters.  (Hmm…that’s a terrible sentence.  Don’t write like that in your query.) Ok, a few sobering stats from one of the agencies: -25,000 queries received per … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 1)

(Random aside before I start – I wonder if the 6,000 word response I wrote to handle my PITA issue counts towards that million words I need to write before I can actually write well.  If so, I am going … Continue reading

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My first writing conference recap

It’s over.  My first ever writers’ conference.  And it was worth it.  Exhausting as all get out – sessions started at 8 AM and ran until 5 PM each day.  I learned a few new tricks and also gained a … Continue reading

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Being the new kid

Good news: It’s 5 AM and I’m already up, so you get a blog post today.  Bad news: It’s because I’m still upset over that issue.  If possible, it got worse yesterday.  (There’s still a little light at the end … Continue reading

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