It would be impossible to catalogue every How To out there about writing, editing, revising, etc. There’s just sooo much good stuff, and a lot of it is contradictory. Some folks swear by a formula approach, others do deep dives into character histories. Maybe you outline. Maybe you fly by the seat of your pants. […]
So, you didn’t get into Pitch Wars. Time to query, right? Maybe… But before I get into that, lemme encourage you to pause a moment and process. Feel what you need to feel. When you’re ready, take a look around on Twitter, or any other social media really talking PW. You’ll see countless folks saying […]
I got asked some questions in prep for my Pitch Wars Instagram takeover that – honestly – are TERRIFIC topics, but there is no way in hell I could even scratch the surface on Insta. So, buckle up… here comes a rapid fire blog post. Developmental Edits The question was: what is your approach to […]
One of my favorite times of year. A sanity saver last year. Yep… It’s time for Pitch Wars! PW has given me some of the most amazing experiences as a writer. From the community to my mentors to the PW team… and my mentee from last year! After a few years of submitting, I finally […]
Working a little magic on the blog… I’ve been on this platform for… umm.. hmm… more years than I care to count. And it’s gone through a few personality shifts over the years as my reasons and purpose for blogging have changed.
Prepare yourself! A little Pitch Wars advice and encouragement for those in the trenches this year.
I’m not the type to air dirty laundry on social media. Nor do I often share tales of woe, or worry. I’m more the life chronicles and humorous rant type… Y’know… when things are done… and you can look back and laugh. Well, I’m not to laughing… yet. Life has gotten busy to the point […]
On Feb 1, the hubby turned the big 5-Oh. We’d planned a quiet dinner at home on Saturday to celebrate. But that was not to be. On Saturday, he got a call–his mom has been on hospice since the day after Christmas, and it was time to come home. And so home he went.
Last week, I wrote about revising an old, retired manuscript… Except this isn’t just revision. This is full-on rewriting. At this point, I don’t know how much of the original text and story will remain. I have a suspicion. Quite a bit of the bad guy will be hanging around. He’s sexy and scary, and […]
Shelving a project you love is never fun, but… My first PitchWars was (mumble, grumble, looks at calendar, gives up) more than a few years ago. I entered my then barely completed (and nowhere near ready) MS that I inexpertly described as an edgy romantic suspense. I didn’t get in, but gained so much from […]