Did you know you’re already an author brand?

Are you an author brand? The minute you publish to Twitter, write your first blog post, or call yourself a writer on Facebook–you’ve started to establish your author brand. As soon as you layer your online identity with posts, pictures and anecdotes they craft a persona in the minds of readers and visitors that you can neverContinue reading “Did you know you’re already an author brand?”

Ask the Agent: Your Questions Answered! Part IV

Question from Renee: I sent a query letter into an agent that looked fine on my screen but when I looked to see what it looked like it was all scrunched together. Are agents forgiving of computer glitches? Subjective question, but in all honesty these are things you should be checking before you send themContinue reading “Ask the Agent: Your Questions Answered! Part IV”

Quick Tip: Referrals

Quick Tip: Nothing gets me more excited about reading then referrals from writers or editors that understand my interests. Already curated and through one hoop I’m always eager to wade into these. It’s like the VIP slush pile. If you are in writing groups or BETA critique groups etc. try to network to find connectionsContinue reading “Quick Tip: Referrals”

Write High-Stakes Tension: Are you too close to your characters?

Are you too close to your characters? You’ve engendered, given traits, and brought your characters to life on the page. It’s not surprising that writers find themselves attached to their characters and are afraid of putting them into complicated situations. If you’ve created complex and compelling enough characters they will falter and they will hitContinue reading “Write High-Stakes Tension: Are you too close to your characters?”