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Authors For Nepal (and an Influenza Update)

Time is of the essence with this one – not just, of course, in terms of the people of Nepal and their need for aid after the recent earthquake there, but also because… 572 more words


Top 10 Things I Say To Authors at Conferences

This past weekend I was at the New England SCBWI conference, Thinking Outside the Crayon Box, doing query critiques and manuscript critiques. First of all, I happen to  479 more words

A Chance To Win A Manuscript Evaluation By Barbara Kyle. Oh, And A Happy Dance From Me

Last week I worked so feverishly to finish my manuscript I forgot to write a blog post for today.

My bad.

But on Saturday I received an email from author and writing coach, … 292 more words


Beta Readers, shudder

I have lost my way a little with my manuscript. The first draft and initial rounds of editing went surprisingly well but then life hit me with a sledgehammer and after weeks of grieving I made a conscious decision to try to move forward with at least one area in my life. 258 more words


Roots and wings

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the people or things we love. In the case of a novel, it’s also hard to recognize when it’s… 171 more words

What I've Learned (It Might Help You!)

Paying for Agent Pitch Sessions...I Think Not

   It’s that time of year again!

My favorite time, actually. The announcing of upcoming writer conferences. I enjoy attending conferences because I learn something new every time. 699 more words

Writing Advice

Before you publish: Making the most of your manuscript review

You found your beta reader (critique partner), and you’ve just received comments on your writing. Now what? Before you read your reviewer’s comments, keep in mind that a manuscript critique is just one part of your overall writing process: it will take some time to absorb, evaluate, and act upon the feedback you’ve been given. 1,524 more words

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