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You’re doing it wrong: 7 Things I wish I knew before I started querying literary agents

You’re doing it wrong: 7 Things I wish I knew before I started querying literary agents

Photo by erica steeves on Unsplash. Querying is an art—it’s also a royal pain in the… BUT, like Katie Couric once said, “You can love your job, and still not like all of it.” Or something like that. I can’t find the quote exactly, but she did say […]

How to KonMari Your Manuscript

How to KonMari Your Manuscript

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. We KonMari’d our closets—now it’s time to Konmari our stories Marie Kondo has changed my life. Using her “spark joy” method, I cleaned out my closet, got rid of over half of my clothes, and have not looked back. Although it […]

Quiz: How many of these writing acronyms do you know?

Quiz: How many of these writing acronyms do you know?

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash. Who’s the MC in my WIP? If you are new to the #WritingCommunity ✌️, you may be really confused. I know I was. If you get a FR for your MS, is it because you have a great MC or an HEA? […]

Why didn’t we win? #RevPit editors provide answers

Why didn’t we win? #RevPit editors provide answers

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash. It hurts so good. It does hurt. When we don’t win, our minds jet back through time and conjure every awful feeling we had when we weren’t picked in gym class. It’s a fact. But we all knew this had to happen to […]

20 RevPit #10queries tweets that made us slightly paranoid about our entries

20 RevPit #10queries tweets that made us slightly paranoid about our entries

Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash. I swear I only submitted to two editors. Then why was I so convinced that every #10queries tweet was written for me?! It has been quite a week for all of us. (If you’re new to the #WritingCommunity, learn more about #RevPit […]

The kinds of books #revpit editors want

The kinds of books #revpit editors want

Photo by Radu Marcusu on Unsplash. Would your novel fit on any of these #RevPit bookshelves? Now is not the time to make mistakes! For #RevPit, we get to submit to two editors. Two! (Well, technically, you get a backup to choose in addition to your top two.) […]

What #RevPit editors expect from your first pages

What #RevPit editors expect from your first pages

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Let’s kill some of those first darlings I don’t know about you, but I love my first pages. I love them so much I’ve read them just about 5 billion times. That said, it can be really hard to change those first […]

Even unpublished authors need websites

Even unpublished authors need websites

Photo by Damian Zaleski on Unsplash. Sorry, but you can’t be a JK Rowling anymore We are creatives. We dream. We imagine. We define magic systems and build worlds never set foot on by man. We craft cultures and make characters move and dance and think. We befriend […]