Life Balance

Life balance – a nice brand term around the job market. Unfortunately, fiction authors don’t generally get job posts. For some, writing is a full-time job. Others use it as a balance between being a stay-at-home parent and losing their sanity. I stick it between an internship, a doctoral program, and a teaching assistant position. I might … More Life Balance

Internship

A while ago, I encouraged you all to check out internships at literary agencies and publishers. Those who have interned or are interning generally do better on contests. Why? Because they have the PR powerhouses behind them. They’re known in the literary world. They’re working on their craft (not just writing but marketing) daily. Practice makes … More Internship

The Embrace of Books

There’s magic in the written word. In an instant, you are transported. I grew up beside Harry, Ron, and Hermione, racing through the halls of Hogwarts. When the One Ring needed to be dropped in Mt. Doom, I volunteered beside Frodo. I’ve fought alongside the Mockingjay. My entire life has been lived in side-quests hidden … More The Embrace of Books