Writing

A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics

I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I first started querying SHADOW OF THE NECROPOLIS! It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but it does at the same time. I'm a somewhat sporadic querier, so I probably would have exhausted my list of agents long before now if I had gone through… Continue reading A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics

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the long wait

It's been 13 days since the PitchWars submission window first opened and, if you're anything like me, you're feeling the anticipation. Many writers are already getting discouraged because they haven't received a request (even though mentors have said they'll be requesting right up until picks are announced October 12). I'm not allowed to publicly discuss… Continue reading the long wait

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The Home Stretch: Rewriting, Reconfiguring, and Generally Tearing My Hair Out

Afternoon, readers! Today I'm going to discuss rewriting, that ancient curse upon all writers... It's inevitable. At some point, we all have to rewrite SOMETHING. If you can get through novel edits just revising and editing, then good for you. Also, I hate you.This month has taught me a lot about writing. I already knew… Continue reading The Home Stretch: Rewriting, Reconfiguring, and Generally Tearing My Hair Out

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My Writing Style: 2 weeks until 90 Day Writing Challenge!

So, I was tasked by Ms Eve Jacob my taskmaster with writing this blog post on my writing style/habits. To be honest, I'm still working on it. How about this: I'll write 2 sections. One on how I write now, and one on how I'd like to write. This is how I write now: first,… Continue reading My Writing Style: 2 weeks until 90 Day Writing Challenge!

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A Swift Kick in the Pants, or Re-evaluating my Priorities

The summer has come and gone, and my junior year of college is approaching rapidly (read: seven days).  I feel I made good progress in my writing in California over the summer but I have done nothing with it.  Absolutely nothing. Well, okay, maybe that isn't true.  I came out with fresh insight on one short… Continue reading A Swift Kick in the Pants, or Re-evaluating my Priorities

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Aren’t You Going to Get a Real Job?

This is a question many fledgling writers face, and even perhaps some published ones. The average person simply cannot understand why we would pursue a career in an uncertain, ever-changing field.  And it is difficult, which is one aspect not many people fully appreciate.  Writing is hard.  It would be so much easier to pursue a… Continue reading Aren’t You Going to Get a Real Job?