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Wondering Where Your Fantasy Fits? Genre Check

October 7, 2015

If you are not quite sure how to tag your fantasy — after all, fantasy can range from Game of Thrones sword and sorcery to urban fantasy vamps or fairies, and many more.

Check out this blog by Charlie Jan Anders blog on fantasy genres (with great photos) to see where your WIP lies.

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Overloading with Candy Crush…. Need to Try This…..

September 25, 2015

Can I use this line?

September 16, 2015

I need to use this line. Somewhere. Anywhere.


Making it a Threesome in Writing

May 20, 2015

Three has a sort of rhythm, a flow, a sense of movement. Three descriptions, three sentences with the same thought, three snappy dialogues.

Number 3 picture

Kim English, in today’s QueryTracker Blog, points out the age-old sense of story telling flows with threes. Check it out!

The Hook

May 14, 2015

Check out Sarah Callender’s post in Writer Unboxed that points out the importance of keeping the story “hook” in your mind as you write. It’s different than the dramatic question that impel the action/drama.

What if …….?

Go here for the post and interesting comments that follow.

This kind of hook is not as scary as they kind I mention later.

Would You Buy This Book Online?

April 21, 2015

Judging a book by its cover can be tricky. Would you buy any of these e-books highlighted by Slate blogger Jay Deshpande?

The Demanding Editorial Letter You Would Love to Hate

April 10, 2015

Getting an agent and selling your book are your first major challenges. Then you move on to revision and the loved/hated editorial letter from the publisher.

Receiving an editorial letter from the publisher of Dutton Children’s Books, Ms. Strauss-Gabel, is not for faint of heart. Yet for a few top writers, being taken under Ms. Strauss-Gabel’s editorial wing “Is the literary equivalent of winning a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory,” writes Alexandra Alter in the New York Times.

Working with Ms. Strauss-Gabel is almost a guarantee of critical and commercial success, Alter points out. As painful as the letters can be, they have shepherded writers like John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and novelist Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm) to bestsellerdom and movie adaptation.

Read more here.


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