Tag Archives: writers

On submission

I’m so excited to announce that my novel Miserere: An Autumn Tale is officially on submission. After weeks of buffing, polishing, and preparing a final edit, my awesome agent Weronika Janczuk has started the submission process for my novel. Now … Continue reading

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being a writer vs being a blogger

I’ve had to think about this on more than one occasion, and it was when I worked on my web page for the Publishers Marketplace that I decided that I am a writer, not a blogger. I could have checked … Continue reading

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narrowing the focus on your novel

Beginnings are always tough, but something I found useful when trying to define the focus of my current WIP is the format of the legal brief. Attorneys use legal briefs to narrow the focus of case from a lengthy rationale … Continue reading

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Borderlands Press Boot Camp

I promised in my last post that I would give you more information about the Borderlands Press Boot Camp, which has been highly recommened by authors Lisa Mannetti and Michael Hughes. We have been talking about networking and the Boot … Continue reading

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on the value of networking

For those of you who read helluo librorum regularly, you know that Monday is the day I usually post. Last week was completely blown away from me by a much-needed and most excellent vacation to the lovely city of Miami, … Continue reading

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from memory to fiction

“. . . the act of imagination is bound up with memory.”                                                          What Moves at the Margin, Toni Morrison Memories make us who we are, dictate our actions, move us through the paths of our lives. Toni Morrison talks about how … Continue reading

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enter the werewolf

Well, it all started here when Alex Bledsoe talked about what he really thought about the vampires in the Twilight series. As always, Alex delivered a very thoughtful post, not just on the Twilight series, but on the subject of … Continue reading

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on this nebulous thing called voice

I believe we sometimes get so hung-up on the technical aspects of writing that we forget the reason we write is to tell a story. Reading all the books and blogs in the world can’t get you published if you don’t know how to tell … Continue reading

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One Writer’s Journey: From Nowhere to Somewhere, But Not Quite There Yet

When I started this adventure of hosting a month of guest posts, I realized there were four Mondays in June, and I only had three authors lined up. I wanted a horror author for the final slot, and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Writing Creepy for Kids Without Scarring Them for Life!

I met Hilary Wagner when I was inadvertently drawn into one of the legendary Rat/Possum Twitter wars with Hilary representing Team Rat, and Jen K. Blom representing Team Possum. I tried to call a truce between them, then eventually gave up when I realized … Continue reading

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