You submit your work to a publisher, agent, editor, reader and you wait. #writingtips Click To Tweet The time lag between submission and response can be as much as six months. During that lag, what do you do (besides worry)? As for me, the last time I went through this, I was in the middle […]
Archives for June 2017
Wanna Win Prizes for Your Work? You’ve Gotta Submit
Very early in the game of writing I learned the importance of submitting my work to contests #writingtips Click To Tweet My very first story won second place in a national competition which drew the attention of Reader’s Digest. When I submitted the story, I didn’t expect to win, but I did expect to write […]
Tips to Avoid Cliches–That Dreaded Word
When an editor writes: “This is cliche,” I cringe #writingtips Click To Tweet I understand what that means, and I work hard to avoid those ‘trite’ expressions that haunt every writer. But, I do know one thing. People talk in cliches. Have you ever heard anyone say something like, “I’m colder than my mom’s house […]
How do Writers Choose Character Names? Some Tips
One of the biggest problems in writing is developing names for the various characters #amwriting Click To Tweet When we write a book, a fully grown person pops up. They have a history and a life that we know nothing about. Who are these people? What is their history and what in the world do […]
Grammar Conundrums or is it Conundrum?
My head aches with grammar conundrums. Actually I thought conundrum was both singular and plural. But apparently the plural is okay. What about genre? That’s another one that causes my head to throb. Putting an ‘s’ on genre screams WRONG! Every time I write a book, I learn something new about #grammar Click To Tweet […]
What’s a Great Book to Take to the Pool?
With summer right here and the pool beaconing me, I wonder which book I want to take to distract me from the screaming kids and the hot sun. Even though I love reading nonfiction, I prefer something lighter in the summer. A great mystery or a white knuckle thriller. You might even find me with […]
What Questions Would You Love to Ask Your Favorite #Writer?
I have so many writers whom I love. A lot of times I’ll tweet my review of their books and many will hit a like button or say thank you. But, I’d love to be able to interact with them. To ask certain questions. Either about the book I just read or their other books. […]
Crafting the Perfect Words that Describe Your Book–Blurbs!
This month #Inkripples is dealing with blurbs #amwriting Click To Tweet Inkripples is a toss into the pond. Take a look at the ripples… Add your own… Mary Waibel’s World at Katie Carroll Observation Desk and at Kai Strand’s blog. For those of you not aware, blurbs are the few paragraphs about a book that appear on the back cover […]