Doing the Unthinkable: Joining IWSG

I never thought I would join Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group. I’m so insecure I was afraid. I still am, but it won’t be the first time I’ve run face-first into my fears. I need support from other writers because I don’t get it at home. There, I’ve …

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Editing on the cheap: Step 1

I put off this post twice, not because I didn’t want to do it, but because other things got in the way. I forgot I had a contest for which I needed to post the winners along with the end of the story I asked them to guess. Everybody guessed …

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Do the Cancer Can-Can for a Write Fine Prize

Cancer is never good news. I hate hearing about the dread disease striking loved ones, whether friends or family or the friends and family of my friends. I got an email this morning from Anna Banks, whose YA fantasy romance Of Poseidon was snapped up by Fiewel and Friends for …

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An Agent who wants longer queries? Yes! Plus great book giveaways.

I received two rejections in one day yesterday, one from a query sent way back in July and one from a recent query critique contest. What a vast difference between the older established agent and the young one still building her list. The older agent to whom I sent my …

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Critique exchange for human bones! Can you dig it?

No, I’m not a murderer. I don’t have a stash of bones buried in my yard. You don’t get to dig my bones either. I’ll keep those, thanks. I just need a male critique partner or two (because I have a male main character) so I can make my bones …

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