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moonshiners; a novel (in progress)

I’ve always felt awkward when people ask me about my writing.

Inevitably, people will ask me, “So what’s your story about?” and no matter what the story, I’ll suddenly feel an overwhelming embarrassment. 550 more words


The Writer's Voice

I’m excited to participate in The Writer’s Voice round one. I’m required to post my query and the first 250 words of the manuscript. The kind and generous hosts, Brenda Drake, Krista Van Dolzer, and friends sponsored this contest. 557 more words


The "Don'ts" of Writing Your Query Letter #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writertips

Drafting your query letter can be one of the most difficult times in the process of trying to get your novel published. Cutting down an 80,000 word novel into just a mere two paragraphs can definitely cause you to lose sleep and want to pull all your hair out. 372 more words

Writer Tips

The Road Less Traveled

In the movie Christmas Vacation, Clark and Ellen Griswold are discussing why Cousin Eddie’s family has so little at Christmas time. Here’s the discussion: 498 more words


Tips on Writing Your Query Letter #writing #amwriting #writertips #writerproblems

Most authors will agree that writing a query letter is not very high on the fun radar. Aside from the book synopsis, the query letter brings out the worst in writers. 308 more words

Writer Tips

Long overdue check in

I can’t believe it is already the 5th week of the YABuccaneers spring boot camp! Seriously, who stole April? Well, who stole half of May for that matter?!! 292 more words


Professional Feedback on My Query

Queries can make or break you. Currently they are breaking me. I’ve submitted 53 query letters to selected literary agents and have received eleven (11) form rejections and one (1) response that was slightly personal as the agent referenced something I wrote in my query letter. 523 more words

Rebecca Gernon