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Visit the Shark - Do You Know Janet Reid?

For my first Wednesday Words post of the new year, I’m going to point you toward someone else’s  fantastic words. This isn’t really a reblog because I’m not highlighting a specific post, but if you’re interested in writing or publishing you really should be following… 170 more words


Writers, When Should You Quit?

“Failure is not changing course.
Failure is not pursuing a new art form.
Failure is not trying new things.”

What is failure?


A Little Tip

As I surfed the web one evening long ago, I swam upon the blog of Janet Reid (Queryshark). OMG!  The wealth of helpful tips, IF you take the time to read her archives – I encourage you, DO take the time. 131 more words

Bouchercon 2016 Wrap-up

I survived my first Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. No easy feat, let me tell you. Four days in New Orleans with 1,500 mystery writers, readers, agents, and publishing professionals is not for the faint of heart. 361 more words


Agent on Rejections

Agent Janet Reid explains why she turned down a handful of recent queries. Janet’s blog is mandatory reading if you are a new writer slugging it out in search of representation.

The Evolution of a Query Letter

As I’ve said before, there are no real guidelines on how to write the perfect query letter that will land you a book deal. There is a lot of trial and error involved and a lot of other factors than just your query letter. 2,551 more words