Pitch Contest Lessons: Host Addition

Kadee Carder and I have just finished the final days of #PitProm. With three winners, Team Fantasy came out on top with two out of three Queens being from our court. I might be absurdly proud. The next few weeks will be interviews with the winner; however, today is a day of reflection. I've learned... Continue Reading →

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Platform Building

Aspiring authors have it tough. Large online sellers like Amazon have driven down book prices. Those with an already made platform can still succeed, but to cut costs, publishers have cut publicists and marketing. Indie authors and small press authors are familiar with doing their own leg work. Perhaps seeing their success is what drove... Continue Reading →

Pitch Contests

A lot of people like things that make their lives easier. For agents and editors, this can be pitch contests. They get hundreds of emails from potential authors a day. The time it takes to read and sort through them (considering the number with incorrect formats, genres that aren’t represented, or big warning signs) –... Continue Reading →

Weird Author Realities

I enjoy "realities" posts. They give a peek into published author life, and - like GI Joe used to say - knowing is half the battle. As a plotter, that really is my code. Today's post focuses on strange niche items that didn't fit well elsewhere. You will send more emails in your life (querying... Continue Reading →

Line Edits

Along the publishing highway, there are numerous edits. The first round, as my previous post stated, is content edits. If you're curious about those, click here. The second round is line edits. While content edits focus on the who, what, and how of the whole manuscript, line edits are just as appropriately named. The editor... Continue Reading →

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