I attended Comic-Con this past weekend, and I had the opportunity to attend a panel hosted by three literary agents, all who work for KT Literary. The entire panel was an opportunity to ask them questions related to the process of querying an agent, what an agent does for their clients and their advice on … Continue reading Ask a Literary Agent
I have decided to go back to the drawing board with my novel. It was not an easy decision to come to, but after being told numerous times that the novel was "too short to be marketable," I've decided I had to. That being said, I don't plan on adding more to the novel that's … Continue reading Back to the Drawing Board (Again)
I know I should blog a lot more often than I do. Part of the problem is, that I only want to blog when I feel I have something to say. So many bloggers churn out post after post, but it starts to get repetitive. Another part of the problem is that I'd rather be … Continue reading Why Don’t I Blog More Often?
I recently revealed that my novel, Artifact of the Dawn, does include a gay romantic subplot. I thought I'd explain how that came to be. When I originally conceived of the idea for Artifact of the Dawn, it sprang from a question that came to me - what if elves were actually aliens from another … Continue reading Where Did My Gay Romantic Subplot Come From?
Yesterday, on March 8, I participated in a Twitter event known as #PitMad, which is short for "Pitch Madness." The event allows authors with completed manuscripts to pitch them on Twitter for any agency or publisher that may be interested in publishing a new work in a specific genre. I followed the guidelines for #PitMad as … Continue reading My #PitMad Experience
I recently came up with a great analogy for my personal writing process. When I write my first draft, it's almost like I'm doing a line drawing. I'm building the foundation for my story. I write all the pertinent plot details, dialogue interactions, perhaps a few details here and there. When I'm done, I have … Continue reading An Analogy for My Writing Process
This article is an update to a previous one I wrote last year, where I debated hiring an editor. As my more recent posts alluded, I did finally decide to work with one. Every write I spoke to advised that I should. Some even stated that it was impossible for a writer to self-edit. I … Continue reading Working with a Professional Editor