Literary Agent Elizabeth Copps offers advice on when manuscripts are ready for agent eyes, industry standards for novel length and how to make sure your query letter is up to snuff. Click on the title above to read more.
As a first-time NaNoWriMo participant—the worldwide community of writers who subject themselves to bleeding 1,667 words a day or 50,000 words total during the month of November—I was confused about how to keep up the pace the rest of the year. And should I? I asked five successful authors to discuss their year-round strategy and was surprised by the differences and flexibility in approaches. Click the title above to continue reading.
Let’s be honest. We want kids to read, and they’re on to us. The jig is up. This in mind, I put forward to you an arsenal of devious strategies, so tap your fingers together and prepare to cackle. Click on title above to read more.
Welcome to the magical place where 404 NaNoWriMo authors have committed to following one another’s blog and social media accounts. Get ready for some serious hopping, because the Nano Blog & Social Media Hop has begun. Click on the title above to start hopping.
What could make the Nano Blog and Social Media Hop even better than it already is, you ask? Prizes, my friends. Critique prizes. It just so happens that many of the esteemed 409 participants who have signed up so far have professional credits to their names (they are either traditionally published, successfully self published, agented and/or interning for a literary agency.) And, so far, 12 of these awesome authors are donating critique prizes! Click on the title above to read more and to find out how you can join the fun.
What if you could tap into the expanded vocabulary of authors you admire, with the end goal of using those words in your own writing? It’s easier than you think. Just start a Word Hoard. Click on the title to continue reading.
For my first monthly post in the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop, I choose to write about my writing fears, with the hope I’ll be able to own them. In ascending order of mind-numbing horribleness, here are my plotting and daily word count anxieties. Click on the title to continue reading.