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My First Story: Q&A

You asked me some great questions!

Until next time, word nerds!

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Protagonist or Hero?

I talk a lot about books and writing in general here on my blog, but I realized that I very rarely talk about my own writing. Sometimes I’ll update you with general ideas I’m working on, but I don’t often discuss the details.

Well that changes today!

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Writing for Fun

Sometimes you just need to write something silly. Head over to my Facebook page to see the video of our speech!

Until next time, word nerds!

Conference Week

It seems like just a few weeks ago I was getting an invitation to teach at the Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference. And yet, in just a few days, that’s where I’ll be.

I’ve been preparing in earnest for the last few weeks. I’m teaching a workshop on writing for kids, sitting on a panel to answer questions about the writing industry, and meeting one-on-one with attendees.

That last one is probably the one I’m most worried about, just because there isn’t really a way for me to prepare. People could ask me¬†anything. So, expect the unexpected and all that.

In all honesty, I’m so beyond excited about this opportunity! That’s why this week’s post is a little disjointed and short. I can’t really focus on anything else.

So no post this weekend, but I’m sure you can expect at least one post (and video) detailing my experiences. And for those interested in what to expect as someone attending a conference, you can check out a post I wrote a few years back.

Literary Agents: What Are They?

I said I’m back and I meant it! That means videos again! For all those who have asked me “What exactly¬†is a literary agent?”

Sadly, there won’t be a video next week as I’ll be at a conference being all professional and whatnot.

Until next time, word nerds!

One Lovely Blog Award

I’ve often said that writing is as much a social business as it is a personal one. One of my favorite things about the writing community is how people connect and encourage each other. A new example of that has come to my attention today.

It’s a blogging trend called One Lovely Blog Award. No one seems to know where it came from but it’s taking the blogging community by storm. A friend of mine, Becca Schriner, was recently awarded the honor. She, in turn, nominated me and a few fellow bloggers.

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Congratulations to us!

What exactly does that mean? Well, it means that someone liked and recommended her blog. And that she did the same for mine. The One Lovely Blog Award is a way to encourage other writers and help readers discover new writers. I think it’s pretty fantastic.

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What Happens Next: Submission Series

Once you’ve polished your manuscript, put together a brilliant cover letter, and made sure to mind your manners, there’s only one thing left to do: wait.

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Waiting is the absolute worst. There’s nothing you can do but twiddle your thumbs and wonder until you hear back. It could be days, weeks, or even months. And if you’re anything like me, you immediately start thinking of how to improve the story or things that need changing.

And then you finally hear back. But, good news or bad news, what exactly are you supposed to do next?

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Happy 2017!

This has been sitting on my computer for about two weeks, but I finally got it edited and uploaded. Some big news for the new year!

Until next time, word nerds!

Etiquette Lesson: Submission Series

Happy New Year, word nerds!

I thought we’d start 2017 off with an etiquette lesson. After all, you want to make the best possible impression this year, don’t you?

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Unfortunately, my knowledge of manners is rather specialized, so I don’t know what good it will do those of you who aren’t sending in articles to magazines. That being said, if you are planning to send articles to magazines (or even book proposals to publishers) this is the list for you!

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