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I am Back After Being Betrayed: An Open Letter About My Depression

Being gone for so long, just didn’t feel right. No blog posts, no commenting, no WordPress simply felt wrong. A year or so ago I decided to quit writing. 542 more words


The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents

No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary agents.

They’re the ones on the front lines, sifting through inboxes and slush piles. And they’re the ones who can tell us which Chapter One approaches are overused and cliché, as well as which techniques just plain don’t work. 481 more words


SleepyDragon1320 reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:

Something to consider when preparing a manuscript to send off to agents.

What's Your Niche? Sports

I’ve written about niche journalism before; essentially remarking on the relative newness of the concept and the importance for writers to carve out a unique space in which to become expert. 276 more words


Exciting News!

Do you ever have one of those months where everything finally comes together? I hope you do, because it feels fantastic. After a lot of hard work, I have some great news to share: 125 more words


Listen Up!

I started listening to podcasts because I was commuting from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Waynesville, Ohio every weekend. Five hours each way, and Beyoncé’s a boss but there’s only so many times in a row I can belt out Single Ladies before my passengers start to complain (twice). 500 more words

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Where Do You Write? Famous Writers' Desks

Ever since Virginia Woolf wrote ‘A Room of One’s Own’ writers (many of whom haven’t read said essay) have dreamed of owning a retreat to write in – surely then, they could get that book finished. 614 more words

On Writing

Creative Tools – Part 1: Generators

Most writers know that it’s far better to use your imagination and come up with original ideas than to adapt others’ existing ideas. However, most writers need some outside inspiration now and then. 205 more words

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