The Murky Story Bog

Thinking about writing your novel way more than actually writing it? Also known as the sophomore slump, the 35k-45k word drag, the “you’ve lost that loving feeling” phase of any story crafting, this monster loves showing up during a long haul story. You still think your manuscript is good, but you don’t want to spend … More The Murky Story Bog

Writing is the Easy Part

Writing a book or story, while not as easy as the title would imply, is definitely the fun part. The work is in editing and rewriting, composing query letters/synopsis pages/ blurbs, researching agents and editors, investigating traditional versus self-publishing routes, marketing your work, finding beta readers…. that’s the real meat of the work of being any sort … More Writing is the Easy Part

The Lonely NPCs

Before I met your eyes, in the lobby of a chain restaurant (it was 10:30 PM on a Tuesday, and Applebees was open and on the way back to my place.) I had often been the seduced NPC. Sometimes, I was Tika to Aeris no, Terra to Celes; (or was it the other way around?) … More The Lonely NPCs

How To Query

One my favorite things about launching my own literary agency has been the flow of query letters I have received from authors. I love hearing from authors about their creative and bold stories (literature nerd, much?) and I love listening to people describe work that they are passionate about. Their energy is inspiring and their … More How To Query