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When Size Matters: Word Count with The Writing Lodge

One of my Twitter peeps, Gregory Austin, has is taken on the formative task of sharing the tribal knowledge of our great writing community with the world. As the founder of The Writing Lodge, he's gathering helpful tips, industry pointers, and inspiring articles. He could use likes, shares, and retweets while he finds his way… Continue reading When Size Matters: Word Count with The Writing Lodge

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Seven Submission Tips From a Literary Agent’s Slush Pile

Thanks to the hard work of Kristen Kieffer, Well-Storied is a wonderful resource for writers! In fact, in April 2019 issue, Writer's Digest listed them as #19 on their "Top 100 Websites for Writers" list. I was thrilled to guest post my article "Seven Submission Tips From a Literary Agent’s Slush Pile" with them and… Continue reading Seven Submission Tips From a Literary Agent’s Slush Pile

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Tired Phrases: When You’ve Had Enough!

This is a compilation based off of a conversation that @nadinebells sparked on Twitter. So many people chimed in with their suggestions! I wanted to save them for future reference, so I pulled them all together here. She’s pretty for her age. (usually said about women who are around 30)She released a breath she didn’t… Continue reading Tired Phrases: When You’ve Had Enough!

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How to eat a compliment sandwich…

I have focused the last few Author’s Learning Workshops on editing. Mostly, they’ve looked at the practical points of editing, but they haven’t addressed the emotional part of editing. Critiquing your own work can be hard. Having other people tell you how to improve your work can be even harder. This may well be the… Continue reading How to eat a compliment sandwich…