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DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SUBMITT YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

Last year at the 2015 Colorado Gold Conference, I moderated a lively panel discussion by incredibly sharp-witted agents and editors.  I had no idea why they asked me to moderate this panel, but I have to say, I enjoyed every second of it. 592 more words

Writing

The Query's the Thing!

In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character of the eponymous title states “the play’s the thing” in order to bring to light the truth about his father’s murder.

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Writers

I got rejected so you don't have to

It’s been a while since I last posted on this blog as I have have been putting all my time and energy into sending my novel out to agents. 705 more words

Agents

Writing Updates: April 2016

After getting comments back from my critique partner and a couple of people from the fantasy critique group I’ve joined, I’ve been spending the last couple of months editing my middle grade story. 233 more words

Writing

Wait, after 25 drafts of a query, I have to write a synopsis too?

So, I’m here trying to write a synopsis for my novel to send with my submission packet. Yow my brain hurts! After writing 25 drafts of my query, I’m pretty sick of my story. 60 more words

Publishing

Dear People I Submit My Work To: A Love Letter From the Discard Pile

Dear People I Submit My Work To;

You don’t know me, but you’ve read my handiwork, or at least the part where I make an honest attempt to spell your name correctly. 1,412 more words

Writing

Query Letters #12: Polish Until it Shines

By now, you have all the pieces of your query. Your pitch is engaging, tantalizing, and specific to your story. It showcases your protagonist’s voice and demonstrates exactly what kind of trouble they’re about to get themselves in. 285 more words

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