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The Complete Nobody's Guide - Rip off the Bandaid

Well that was fast. Today I received my first rejection letter.

It was a form letter. The assistant who wrote it didn’t even insert my name. 193 more words

Getting Published

Searching for What I’m Saying: On Revision

Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.

— John Updike

I’m up to my eyes in query letters. I’ve had a few requests for the manuscript, so it’s out there with some peepers on it as well.

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Query Letter Basics

Query Letter Basics
By Natalie Bright

1. Address your letter to a person; the right person.
2. How do you find the right person? Do your homework. 105 more words


Writing for magazines: how to write that perfect pitch

It might be hard to believe, but magazine editors are human. That means they don’t like being begged, cajoled or patronised. They also don’t enjoy being bored. 682 more words

Getting Published

How's Your Writing Going?

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When I was 25, I met a friend for coffee on one of her infrequent visits home. After being inseparable as kids, we eventually drifted into our different lives. 1,232 more words


Writers' Slump or Writers' Block

I should have this cartoon framed and hung over my desk to remind me where I receive guidance and encouragement.

Writer’s slump is not the same as writer’s block. 368 more words

Rebecca Gernon

Six tips for pitching books to agents

If you’re a writer, writing your book took you many hours of bleary eyes, pacing, cursing and possibly bourbon. It doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, memoir or non-fiction. 678 more words