Tag Archives: Query

#Pitmad is Tomorrow! September 10th 8am-8pm EDT

Hey fellow writers! Do you have a polished, unpublished manuscript? Are you looking for an agent or publisher? If you don’t know about the Twitter Pitch Party, #Pitmad here’s a couple of links that provide some great info: Check out … Continue reading

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Part Two The Worrying Wave of Weak Verbs: a cautionary tale of the murderous search for to be, to have, to do, to get, to go and to make

Originally posted on Experience Writing:
He went down the slide.He slid. He zipped. He whooshed! In my last post, I shared an amazing discovery, aย  little book full of helpful tips called The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier by…

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What Makes a “Real” Writer?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
I’m finally home from speaking in Pennsylvania. Was honored to keynote for The Write Stuff Conference and super sad to leave. I get so attached to the writers and miss them when I…

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Want Your Query Critiqued?

I subscribe to Book Ends Literary Agency’s Blog and rightย now they’re hosting an opportunity to have your query critiqued. Check out their post for more details. If selected your query will be posted on their blog for all to see … Continue reading

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Show or Tell: Write the Right Way

This is not your typical kindergarten school assignment…. Many writers have heard the words “show, don’t tell” but what does that really mean? How do we know that we’ve written something that does just that? Surely, I’ve been guilty of … Continue reading

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Genre This, Genre That

I’m not even sure how to define this….thing I’m working on, my newest work-in-progress. A young adult dragon novel. I really thought it was fantasy but after some discussion I’m not so sure where in the fantasy realm it falls. … Continue reading

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Profession-ate

Okay that’s not really a word. But ‘professionalism’ is kind of a boring word. This is for all my fellow writers as a reminder or for those who may be unaware how important correct manuscript formatting is. It may not … Continue reading

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You Need to be a Word Killer

This is something every writer needs to be. It’s painful and will most likely break your heart, but it must be done. EDIT. After the months, years, sleepless nights, blood and pieces of your soul which have been splashed across … Continue reading

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Upcoming Writing Contest: Pitch Madness

Do you have a completed, polished, unpublished manuscript? This writing contest might be for you. Check out Brenda Drake’s site for details on how to enter for a chance to win requests from participating agents. But have your 35 word … Continue reading

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