How to Write a Novel in One Easy Step

How to Write a Novel in One Easy Step

So you've come for the magic elixir! You want to know how the sausage is made and how to do it in one ingredient. I got you. But before I give you the secret, the sauce, the coup de grâce, (i.e. what you came here for), let's back up a bit. I know, I know, you want to...

A Mechanical Guide to Querying Literary Agents

A Mechanical Guide to Querying Literary Agents

The comments I received from my last two posts have shown me that a lot of authors don't know much about querying agents. You can easily find any number of resources for writing an attention-grabbing query and synopsis. This is not that post. Instead, I'm going to...

A Querying Author’s Advice for Literary Agents

A Querying Author’s Advice for Literary Agents

Dear Literary Agent, Under normal circumstances, I only send out canned replies to my query rejections—or none at all if it’s a particularly high-rejection week—but I’m making an exception just for you. Humor aside, I get you. Honestly, I do. The service you provide...

A Novice’s Perspective on Querying Agents

A Novice’s Perspective on Querying Agents

Not to brag, but I consider myself somewhat of a novice at querying agents. My experience might actually qualify me as an expert, but with not having successfully secured an agent, I'm only as qualified as the average congressperson. Which is to say I've done a lot of...

Is It Really Rambling If I Haven’t Said Anything Yet?

Is It Really Rambling If I Haven’t Said Anything Yet?

New website, but no new words. Yeah, I'm getting there. One thing at a time, I guess. It's not that I'm short on words, but I'm short on time. Trying to write a digital marketing book, a second novel, the occasional haiku or short story, all take up valuable TV time....