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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

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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


Flash Fiction 10: A Dog's Life

Janet Reid ran her flash fiction contest again this past weekend. It is always so much fun to enter, and amazing to read the gems submitted by others. 298 more words


Flash Fiction 9: Software Update

There was a flash fiction contest this holiday weekend over at Janet Reid’s blog. Again, I entered but didn’t get recognized, which again is okay. 459 more words


Flash Fiction 8: Summer on the Farm

The flash fiction contest run by Janet Reid this week was in honor of her aristocratic cat, the Duchess of Yowl. I entered, but this time got no recognition. 290 more words