Hey guys! So, recently I joined a new site called Writer Pitch, started by Samantha Fountain. She organized it after her successful competition, Agent Match. Now, it’s a pretty cool idea. It basically gives writers a chance to put their work out for agents without the constraint of a contest. It takes away one of… Continue reading A New Site for Writers
I’ve been attempting to pitch The First Nine for a while now. I’ve sent it out to about ten agents, have received ten rejections, put it through Pitch Wars, PitMad, PitchMadness (All run by Brenda Drake who’s blog is here), and now AgentMatch (run by Samantha Fountain), and I’ve learned a whole lot about what agents… Continue reading Why Elephant won’t be popular with agents and publishers || Update
So, school. That thing. The thing that destroys all the other things. Until you leave. And then you realize that it’s the thing that you need to survive the other other thing called life. Unfortunately, until that day, we as students are stuck with homework, class, professors who don’t understand the definition of nice, and… Continue reading Is there an Elephant in the Room?
After a recent experience with a negative response to a critique, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to advice on how to deal with those people who just can’t handle being told you don’t love their work. See, here’s the thing about critiques: You should be honest, and you shouldn’t be afraid of saying… Continue reading Negative Responses to Critiques
So, religion. That thing that has existed pretty much since the beginning of mankind. There are thousands of different recorded religions in history, and they have shaped our world. Our society, our life, our families, our culture. Everything in our life has somehow been influenced by some form of religion. So, of course, it’s important… Continue reading World Building: Religion
So, over the past few years this new word has popped up in the writing community. It’s an… odd word. It’s a group of people, and these people call themselves pansters. Now, the firs time I heard this word I was confused. I’d never met anyone who dubbed themselves this, and I couldn’t quite understand… Continue reading Plotters VS. Pantsers
Remember when I said I was going to post a blog post every day? That didn’t last long. But anyway! School’s starting up again and I’ll be on a more organized schedule, so as long as I make it part of my schedule, this will happen! Today’s topics? Books. As a writer. Not as a… Continue reading The Joys of Reading As a Writer
Is there an Elephant in the Room?, one of my oldest, longest standing novel series, has two books in it: Is there an Elephant in the Room? and A Little Birdie Told Me. They are written from the point of view of a 18/19 year old boy name Dustin Shier who has massive anxiety and is a… Continue reading Writing the “other”
It’s New Years Eve everyone! Time to celebrate and watch fireworks and get drunk and have a great time! Well, not for me. I’m stuck on a couch again, writing, watching Criminal Minds. You know, good stuff. Last night I got a comment on my previous post from an old reader of mine from fanfiction… Continue reading New Years Eveeeeee!!!!
Hey guys! It’s been a while. School has been crazy, and so has my writing! I’m a bit behind on my million word challenge right now due to, well, finals, and projects, and a depressing thanksgiving break, but thankfully I have a lot of time right now. My new years resolution is to post more… Continue reading UPDATE!!! And a book review.