Wondering which agents might be interested in repping your book? Here are tips on how you can use Twitter to conduct initial research.
When the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced earlier this month, it was as if a dam had burst. I watched the news carefully for days, wondering if interest in the story would wane. Our society has a short attention span. Additional victims have come forward since […]
My first childhood crush was Fred Rogers. That’s right, Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. “Bring him back,” I’d beg my mother, once his face faded from the television screen. His gentleness and decency appealed to me, along with millions of other children. Almost fifty years […]
The dreaded writer’s block. Most writers experience it at least once, and when it hits it’s deadly. Right now, I’m dealing with a case of editor’s block. To make my deadline, I promised to edit at least ten pages of my MS each day. That’s […]
Singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey lost her hearing at eighteen, but that doesn’t keep her from singing. Refusing to give up, Mandy found her way back to performing with muscle memory and by using visual tuners and trusting her pitch. She continues to write and sing even […]
Writers are always working on a dozen things at once, and usually toward some sort of deadline. First drafts. (And seconds, and thirds, and fourths.) Websites. Conferences. Blogs. Contest entries. Social media. Queries. Submissions. Revisions. We rarely stop long enough to take stock of where […]
Last April, I learned valuable pitch conference lessons at the Desert Dreams Writer’s Conference in Phoenix. I left that conference excited to revise my manuscript. My goal was to query as many agents and editors as possible. I thought my revisions would take two or three months. They […]
Reposted from: February 22, 2106 [adrianaloveswriting.wordpress.com] We’ll start with a confession: I’m an X-Phile, a fan since the first episode, and I think the revival has been exceptional. So this blog’s gonna wax rhapsodic. You’ve been warned. When The X-Files debuted, it broke new ground. How could anyone resist the sexy spookiness […]