All posts in category Grab Bag

Did You Mess Up History and Other Posts

As part of my debut novel release, I’ve been guest blogging around. Most of them have been interviews, excerpts, and the like, but some have been articles related to the book and so I thought I’d highlight them here in case they’re of interest to you. Today, I’m over at FF&P’s blog with “Did You […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Stormtroopers Dressed as LEGOs for Halloween

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Mountain,” by Tonic Writing and the Writing Life: Tweet this week from an agent: @BookaliciousPam In which I butcher Sound of Music to tell you what I want in my query inbox Great post where this agented author shows the progression from her first stab at queries to the one […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Baumgartner Space Jump LEGO Reenactment!

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Pride (In The Name Of Love),” by U2 NEWS: This week MUST LOVE BREECHES won 1st place in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest in the time travel/steampunk/historical category and a full request from the judging editor. It also finaled today in the Windy City Four Seasons Contest, […]

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, […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Stormtrooper Hygiene

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Begin the Begin,” by R.E.M. NEWS: I will have some awesome news to report next week about MUST LOVE BREECHES (re: status in Query Land) and STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY finaled in its first contest (and the first one it entered), The Golden Pen, ironically beating out MUST LOVE […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Star Wars Call Me Maybe

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Walk Like an Egyptian,” by Bangles NEWS: I’m heading to the RWA Conference on Tuesday, so there will be no Six Sunday tomorrow, or Monday Hunk, or Grab Bag. I don’t expect to resume normal blogging until August 1. I hope to do some sort of live blogging […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Batman Spa (and some Firefly)

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Let’s Dance,” by David Bowie NEWS: I signed my first contract! BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS, coming January 2013 from Secret Cravings Publishing! Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy and Deep POV: You’ll Have to Go Through Me: Eliminating Filter Words Querying? Wise words from Query […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Jar-Jar Binks Target Practice

Song playing right now on my playlist: “On the Radio,” by Regina Spektor NEWS: MUST LOVE BREECHES finaled in the Celtic Hearts RWA chapter contest, the Golden Claddagh, in the paranormal category! Writing and the Writing Life: Those writing historical fiction, great post by Merry Farmer on marriage customs in the Middle Ages, and it’s probably […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Star Wars parody of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janice Joplin Writing and the Writing Life: What could be Worse Than a Cliché? Tiffany Lawson Inman has a quick search you can do on your manuscript that could help you punch up your prose. Dear Author reports on a disturbing practice by some self-pubbed authors: When […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Harry Potter theme played on wineglasses

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Anywhere Out of the World” by Dead Can Dance Writing and the Writing Life: Margie Lawson has a guest post on Fresh, Fresh, Fresh Character Descriptions! Just discovered this yesterday and have already put it to good use. Scan Your Work For Overused Phrases, Words, and Clichés, and Monitor Words […]

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