New Year, New Wish List for 2014

What I’m looking for in 2014: While what I’m looking for isn’t that different from month to month or year to year. (I’m just looking for great storytelling!) Here is a detailed list of my interests for the start of this year. In no particular order: Women’s fiction – contemporary, up-market, or historical (Example: The Yonahlossee RidingContinue reading “New Year, New Wish List for 2014”

Writing Advice from Taylor Jenkins Reid

“The one thing I do when I’m not feeling up for writing is give myself permission to be a terrible writer. As long as I know I don’t have to keep anything I’ve written that day, I can let go and just type and eventually, the good ideas come.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, author ofContinue reading “Writing Advice from Taylor Jenkins Reid”

How to Pitch an Agent in Person

I’m back from two wonderful writers conferences: Missouri Writers’ Guild (in St. Louis) and Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc (in Oklahoma City). After whirlwind back-to-back weekends of pitch sessions I share some of my top tips for pitching agents in person: You are the best advocate for your own work. So pitch me looking me inContinue reading “How to Pitch an Agent in Person”

SiWC pitch reflections

As some of you know, I was at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SiWC) last weekend hearing pitches and I even managed to slip into a couple workshops. Here is some feedback for how writers can get the most out of their one-on-one time with agents and editors: Bring a pen and paper – take notes!Continue reading “SiWC pitch reflections”