Take your feelings off the table when it comes to dealing with your beta/agent/editor critiques, says author and writing coach John Vorhaus. Instead of asking “How does this information make me feel?” try asking, “How can I use this information to close the gap between where the work is and where I want it to be?”
Read more at his latest post at Writer Unboxed.
With all the craziness going on in the U.S. and in the world, it’s hard to think about hope. But appropriately for the season, Editorial God and agent Donald Maass writes about the hope in novels that keeps readers impatient for more.
(And while you are at it, send a little hope for the pre-published.)
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.
I need to use this line. Somewhere. Anywhere.