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5 things you can be proud of RIGHT NOW

As writers we spend a lot of time inside of our heads. A LOT. I’d say we also spend a GREAT deal of time focused on the future. OMGGG when will I sign with an agent? When if ever please please please will I find an editor who wants to buy my book? What if… Continue reading 5 things you can be proud of RIGHT NOW

Braaaains, Characters, Getting Started, Inspiration, Pictures worth a thousand words, Writing

Brain Teaser Monday

Oh, the joys of Monday morning. To help my readers get their brains back in working order after the booze fest weekend, here are a few brain teasers. Holy helvetica, they never get old. Enjoy <33333's! 7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5… Continue reading Brain Teaser Monday

Getting Started, Writing

Show and Tell Friday: Show V. Tell

"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window." — William Faulkner Show and… Continue reading Show and Tell Friday: Show V. Tell

Getting Started, Inspiration, Pictures worth a thousand words, Quotes, Writing

The down and out? Never!

(Repost) "My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see." -Joseph Conrad And in case that failed, I included a picture for all you 'visual' learners. You're welcome.

Getting Started, Inspiration, Pictures worth a thousand words, Quotes

Write every single day of your life

  "You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." — Ray Bradbury… Continue reading Write every single day of your life

Getting Started, Query Letter, Writing

Top 10 things every writer can be proud of

    Every writer goes through the same feelings of self-doubt at one time or another. Am I good enough to do this professionally? Am I sure this is the best my manuscript can be? Is my query letter an accurate snippet of what my book is about? Is my storyline clear? Is there enough… Continue reading Top 10 things every writer can be proud of

Getting Started, Guest Bloggers, Writing

Rules are for Pansies: by Guest Blogger Eileen Andrews

    Rules are for Pansies Life is a series of uncertainties. We grasp in all directions for a guarantee of success to abate the panic. Religion. Horoscopes. Anything to tell us we’re making the right choice; that everything will be ok. Writer’s are no exception. We scour the internet looking for rules or formulas… Continue reading Rules are for Pansies: by Guest Blogger Eileen Andrews

Getting Started, Twitter, Writing

How do you handle distraction?

Today is just one of those days. After a round of afternoon yoga my chi is still at large. Time for option b...caffeine induced zen. Funny, that isn't working either. No matter how much caffeine I ingest I'm not finding that zen garden today. You ever get like that? I'm trying to figure out how my… Continue reading How do you handle distraction?

Getting Started, Inspiration, Literary Agents, Quotes, Twitter, Writing

So… you think you’re crazy? Here’s a quote for you!

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do… Continue reading So… you think you’re crazy? Here’s a quote for you!

Getting Started, Inspiration, Literary Agents, Query Letter, Quotes, Writing

Because Jack London told me so…

Keep writing and keep sending query letters! Here’s why (and what Jack London has to do with it): I know the road to publishing is oft times, bumpy, discouraging and can make quite the cranky writer from time to time. It’s human nature to shy away from rejection. Let’s face it, rejection hurts. The most… Continue reading Because Jack London told me so…