Things I Learned From Applying To Pitch Wars (And Not Getting In)

Pitch Wars, for those who don't know, is a yearly contest run by author Brenda Drake. To get in, you submit in a sample chapter and query letter for a completed novel to four different mentors in your target age bracket and genre. Mentors then choose one mentee to help polish up and present to agents. I applied... Continue Reading →

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Creativity Jumpstarters: Story A Day and DIY MFA

Continuing on the theme of jumpstarting one's creativity with great and unnecessary side projects, let's talk about Story A Day. Story A Day is a challenge, often called the Nanowrimo of short stories, that dares you to start and finish one story everyday of May (and sometimes September). There are no word limits on the stories and no... Continue Reading →

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