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
Originally posted on The Naughty Author :
Every author knows, there’s nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into a book, only for your publisher to make you a shockingly, cringeworthy cover. The kind you want to put a paper bag over. And what’s worse, is your publisher lurves the cover. They think it is…
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
Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
So writing is your creative calling, your life’s purpose, your ultimate joy. Congratulations! You’re part of (in my totally unbiased opinion) one of the best groups of people in the world. You know it, I know it — and yet, your friends and family don’t. After all, what’s so special…
I have noticed recently that most of my characters are an mixture of people I know in real life. I will have an idea for a character in my head, but I usually have more of an idea for the story than the characters when I start to write. As I write the story, personality characteristics from my … More How do YOU Create Believable Characters?
By Amy Brown Part 2 – continuing the discussion from Part 1: Making the Pitch “No one but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.” That was author David Hagberg, quoting Samuel Johnson, at the Venice Book Fair and Writers’ Festival in Venice, Florida, making it clear he was a “commercial writer, an entertainer”. Hagberg … More How to make a living as a writer
Write another one! You are on a roll now. (Hahaha just kidding– unless you have a really good idea….) Spend a lot of time in bed, catching up on various social media accounts and streaming Netflix. Do other things in bed…. like sleeping and eating snacks. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) Spend some … More What to Do after Finishing Your Novel
Happy writing Saturday!
This is a book I will definitely read. What a cool anthology idea! Eight months ago I came up with an idea for a horror collection in a shared universe. Today that collection is up for pre-sale on amazon. It was a great learning experience for me to put this together and I really … More Release day!