query letters, Writing

The Writer’s Voice

I'm excited to participate in The Writer's Voice round one. I'm required to post my query and the first 250 words of the manuscript. The kind and generous hosts, Brenda Drake, Krista Van Dolzer, and friends sponsored this contest. (Readers, you can leave me a comment. I'm always trying to improve my writing). Query for… Continue reading The Writer’s Voice

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Four Secrets to Poetic Prose-Part 2

  I have to tell you, I want to be a better writer. I have stories to tell the world, and I'm tired of  my seven member critique group being the only ones to read them. They may be tired of them too. For almost six years, I've been writing stories which became an Adult Contemporary and… Continue reading Four Secrets to Poetic Prose-Part 2

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Seven Actions To Take After A Rejection Letter

Rejection letters can knock you on your butt. And that's okay, it happens, stuff hurts, rejection sucks. But you can't stay on the floor, rubbing your a**. 1.  Get your butt off the floor and go do something nice for yourself. Take a walk, draw, watch a comedy, play with your kids or pet. This includes… Continue reading Seven Actions To Take After A Rejection Letter

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Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor

123rf.comFive months ago I thought I was ready to jump in and send out query letters for a manuscript I thought I had completed. Doesn't ten revisions and your critique groups nod of approval mean your MS is ready?NO. The MS was not ready, and neither was the query letter. If I had followed my "hindsight is… Continue reading Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor