Monthly archives: May, 2017

Success, Jealousy, and Good Days

Wanna hear a little known fact? Don’t let it get around, but occasionally writers do come out of writing-hibernation and venture into public. Even more amazing, they have interests outside Scrivner and word counts. My most recent foray into society came when the eldest rugrat and I ventured out to a dog show. Now, let’s …

Dos and Don’ts of Critiquing

Almost a year ago, the preliminary idea for TheMillionWords.net was born at the annual writing retreat that brought us all together in the first place. We are coming up on it again this year, and I have very high hopes for this one. We’ll be talking shop all together this year, and we may have …

Talking About Queries

I’d like to talk a little bit about queries. A query letter is a letter (These days, it will almost certainly be an email, but check the guidelines) you would send to an agent that you think would be a good fit both for you (More on that later…) and your story. This will often …