Category Archives: Writing

One More Time: Climbing Author Mountain

Continuing from my previous post, REVISITING THE AUTHOR MOUNTAIN CLIMB, let’s assume you’re not one of the lucky few who gets swept up into the arms of an effective agent and generous publisher. You’ve been sending your queries and the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Author Mountain Climb

Some parts of the writing experience never change – particularly for writers trying to break in to the world of traditional publishing. This post is a recycled, updated old post that is as true today as it was the first … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitch

There is no such thing as perfect pitch to agents and editors at a conference. But with careful preparation, you can minimize your anxiety and maximize your chances of a positive outcome. Jane Friedman tells you how: https://janefriedman.com/pitch-agents-writers-conference/

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Permissions and Fair Use

Here is another valuable and practical lesson from Jane Freedman’s blog: https://janefriedman.com/permissions-and-fair-use/    

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LOSS CAN STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING

IN MEMORY OF NALA Decades after high school and college, my husband and I were packing up to move to our “dream house.” (Hint: that was four homes ago, which tells you dreams are not always what you think they … Continue reading

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Publishing Resources

Yikes, where has the time gone since my last post? I blame spring cleaning, travel, research, and writing almost 20,000 words of my new novel. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! Meanwhile, Jane Friedman’s annual review of Book … Continue reading

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TURN AN IDEA INTO A GREAT STORY!

Once again, Jane Friedman shares a guest post with innovative approaches to taking a basic (and seemingly trite or overused) idea and turning it into a captivating story. Read on: https://janefriedman.com/develop-idea-great-story/

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