All posts for the month October, 2012

The joys of reading OLD history books: Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race

What I’m reading right now, in between fiction books, is Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race by T.W. Rolleston and it’s reaffirming my love for several things: the really old books, and history books. As some of these old history books can be, I expected it to be pretty dry, but have found myself pleasantly surprised! […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 10/14/12

I’m back after almost a month! I missed y’all! NEWS: I landed an agent! I actually had three offers! I want to thank all of you who have regularly commented since I started doing #sixsunday almost a year ago. Your support kept me thinking positive even when I faced rejections! Some of you even helped Beta! […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Oppan Klingon Style (Gangnam parody)

Song playing right now on my playlist: “I Shall Believe,” by Sheryl Crow Writing and the Writing Life: For those short story writers, the deadline for the Tennessee Wiliams/NOLA Fiction contest is approaching Agent @carlywatters tweeted recently: “Looking 4 upmarket, stand alone thriller/mystery like The Little Stranger, Gone Girl, The Betrayal. Contemp or historical” Agent @KL_Grady recently tweeted: “Also, […]

So you want to NaNoWriMo? Plotting and Fast-Drafting

This was prepared by me as a presentation for this month’s Mobile Writer’s Guild monthly meeting and cross-posted on their website. I thought it could be useful to those outside their reach, so thought I’d post it here too. First: What is NaNoWriMo? It’s an acronym for National Novel Writing Month, which is a project […]

I got an agent!! No joke.

I can finally announce the news officially that I’ve been hinting about in posts. I GOT AN AGENT! The news became official while I was out of town for Georgia’s Moonlight & Magnolia Conference so I could only announce my good news on my social networks. For some reason it won’t feel really official until […]

Ready to Query? The Importance of Patience

I had a fellow writer friend ask my advice about the right time to submit to agents. She had everything mapped out admirably in her calendar, including sending it off to a freelance editor. She was doing everything right, except for one thing. She wanted to know if she could slot the query process into […]

Monday Hunk Who Reads – Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves Seriously! Read on, and I’ll make a believer out of you! I was first alerted to this by seeing a bio of romance author Liz Matis and her answer to the question “Who would you prefer to go on a date with, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or someone else?” Her answer? “Hands down, no […]

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