8 #Hashtags For Writers

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With the advent of technology, more and more of publishing moves online. Long gone are the days of having to put your manuscript into a SASE and mailing it off through snail mail. As you may have guessed from some of my previous blog posts, I am big into social media, a place where many […]

5 Literary Agents and Agencies to Follow on Tumblr

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A couple weeks ago, I told you guys some agents to follow on Twitter. Sadly, Twitter does not allow for really in-depth questions and answers, so some agents and agencies have migrated to Tumblr to help writers out. These are just a few: Suzie Townsend Pete Knapp P.S. Literary Agency Donald Maass Literary Agency Jennifer Laughran […]

10 Literary Agents I Follow on Twitter

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One thing these agents all have in common is that they are happy to give advice and answer questions for newbie writers. Laura Zats – One-half of the literary friends that brings us the podcast Print Run Caitie Flum-Always friendly and open to questions Jessica Sinsheimer-Co-creator of Manuscript Academy and Manuscript Wish List Brooks Sherman– Just […]

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I am one of those people that can’t write in silence. However, I am also one of those people that can’t write if I am listening to music I know the words to. So my compromise is to listen to instrumentals. The playlist below is one I have made from movie/tv soundtracks, classical music, and […]

Writing For an Audience

Often when a writer says something about writing for an audience, they are referring to their imagined (or not so imagined) future readers. This is usually what we consider a writer’s audience. It’s not like we are musicians that play in front of people. Or are we? Writers all have a myriad of ways that […]

No Writer Is An Island

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Well that is a bastardization of the old saying, but it rings true. A writer has to really actively try hard to be alone. Even if they are removed from traditional publishings, there are still editors, cover designers, beta readers, and the all important reader, among others, that are with you along the journey. For […]

Pulling Out of Procrastination Station

I do it. You do it. We all do it. Procrastination is the bane of existence. It is especially worse for the writer that is trying to hustle. To be honest, even this blog post is a form of procrastination (I should really be working on my novel, but hey). We all have our favorite forms […]