Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em: The Beauty of Side Projects

I have been in the midst of editing. Editing my work, articles for TUBE., and projects for friends and family. There's a certain rigid mindset necessary for that kind of work. You have to be able to cut and comment with enough certainty to convince the other person (or yourself) that you are right, that your... Continue Reading →

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Manuscript Wishlist

The idea of querying an agent is a scary one. You're putting yourself out there for the inevitable rejection with the burning hope for acceptance. Agents and publishers can seem like far off dwellers of ivory towers staring down their noses at you, but Manuscript Wishlist brings them closer to Earth. Manuscript Wishlist is a portal linking... Continue Reading →

On My Shelf: Writer’s Market

The Writer's Market series is something that should be a building block in any aspiring writer's library. I own the 2016 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market and I have found it amazingly helpful. It has a nice selection of articles on the craft and business of writing, and interviews with established writers. The most useful resource, however, are the extensive listings... Continue Reading →

Back to Life

November has come to a close, taking with it the joys and stresses of National Novel Writing Month. Now those of us who took the plunge must venture back into reality and join humanity again, scary as that sounds. So congratulations to Wrimos everywhere! Challenging yourself to write 50,000 words in 30 days is an insane commitment and... Continue Reading →

Carving Out Time

Probably one of the biggest problems I have with writing is time. Yes, that old lament. But when writing [or any other artistic endeavor] doesn't pay, finding enough time to hone one's craft is a daily struggle. I'm constantly being told to write everyday, and while that is absolutely what I need to be doing,... Continue Reading →

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