Literary Agents, Query Letter, Writing, Writing Life

Query Letters Dissected By Those Who Know

Last week I posted some query letter tricks that I've learned over the last year or so, HOWEVER there's a weekly post you should check out on your own, by people in the biz. BookEnds (a fantastic literary agency) posts a query letter each Wednesday, then gives feedback on what works, and what doesn't. Be… Continue reading Query Letters Dissected By Those Who Know

Literary Agents, Query Letter

Query Letter Hell? Not Necessarily…The ABCs of #Query Writing Made Easy

Its been a little while since I last blogged about the wonderful world of writing. Since many of my blog readers, are...well, readers I try to keep the behind-the-scenes writing stuff to a minimum. You’re welcome, BTW 😉 That being said, I’ve gotten a few questions regarding query letters in recent weeks from friends, family,… Continue reading Query Letter Hell? Not Necessarily…The ABCs of #Query Writing Made Easy

Inspiration, Literary Agents, Manuscript Requests, Pictures worth a thousand words, Query Letter, Quotes

You must ‘want to’ enough…

They say that perseverance is key in the publishing industry. So keep that in mind fellow writers on this #Writers Wednesday. Don't be discouraged by rejection. You never know what tomorrow's mail will bring. You just might find your literary agent partner in crime. Believe in you enough and believe in your writing enough to… Continue reading You must ‘want to’ enough…

Inspiration, Literary Agents, Quotes, Writing

Success is in the eye of the beholder…

How do you measure your success? This question has been popping up all over for me lately and I can’t seem to shake it. So I’ve decided to take a deeper look at it, rather than pretending it isn’t there. Here are some ‘success status’ questions: Do you consider yourself successful if you make a… Continue reading Success is in the eye of the beholder…

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…

Literary Agents, Pictures worth a thousand words, Quotes, Twitter

1,100 Followers…WOW!!

Holy guacamole!!! Hello to all my new friends on Twitter! It feels like just yesterday this blog and Twitter account were started and here we are at 1,100 followers! I sincerely hope you are finding the quotes uplifting (and of course inspirational) during your own writing adventures. I know I'm having a wonderful time posting… Continue reading 1,100 Followers…WOW!!

Literary Agents

Literary Agents, a writer’s best friend or agents of the dark side?

While the majority of writers appear to be genuinely grateful for agents, others seem less enthused. I’ve read blog posts where agents are put right up there as Satan’s right hand man or woman. They sit back in their office on the 32nd floor of a Manhattan high-rise, grab a cup of coffee and then… Continue reading Literary Agents, a writer’s best friend or agents of the dark side?