Looking for a literary agent?

I’m not currently looking for an agent, but merely thinking about the process makes me break out in a cold sweat. Finding a good match, writing a stellar query, knowing how to spot a fake… Never mind actually having a polished manuscript to submit! Fortunately, there are many great resources to help writers along. Websites galore, how-to…

Time to Celebrate!

After participating in the October Platform Challenge hosted by Writer’s Digest and Robert Lee Brewer, I was fortunate to find an amazing list of writers with phenomenal blogs and websites. DMG Byrnes is one of those writers and she was the winner of the Platform Challenge, an honor which included a stack of wonderful writing…

February Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of my February Giveaway, writer S.K. Lamont!  S.K. will receive a new copy of Tom Rob Smith’s bestselling thriller, Child 44 as well as a DVD copy of the movie, which was released in 2015. Way to go, S.K.! Didn’t win? Don’t worry – March’s Giveaway is just around the corner!

Top Seven Takeaways from Writing Conferences (Part 4): Logistics Tricks

**Don’t forget to enter my February Giveaway – ends tomorrow (2/12)!** Ah, the thrill of walking into a room of strangers! Who doesn’t love looking for a place to sit and finding something to occupy yourself with before the action begins? Who doesn’t love negotiating the lunch line, eyeing all of the already-full tables of chatting…

February Giveaway Ends Friday!

Don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! Ends this Friday, 2/12. In honor of Leap Year, I’m giving away a book (and its DVD partner) that make the leap from novel to screen. Details can by found on the original blog post (click here) or by visiting my Facebook page and using the Giveaway tab (click here). It…

Pondering Poetry: What’s a Poet to Do?

** Don’t forget to enter my February GIVEAWAY! Enter by 2/12 to win! ** I love to read poetry. It makes me feel in a way that little else does. I also love to write poetry. If I am honest (and I believe I am an honest person), I think I mostly write bad poetry. Sigh….

GIVEAWAY! Book & DVD combo – Child 44

In honor of Leap Year, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY with a nod to books that have made the leap (see what I did there?) from the page to the screen! You can enter at the bottom of my post OR click here to enter now! There are hundreds of books that have been turned into movies (for an…

November Giveaway Winner!

I want to thank everyone who entered my November Giveaway!  I am amazed by the number of entries and can’t wait to see what happens in December when my next giveaway begins! CONGRATULATIONS to Patrise Henkel!  The Random Number Gods have favored you today, and you have been selected the November Giveaway winner! You will receive a copy of…

The Writing Life: Real-Life Antagonist

**Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of What If? Writing Exercises. Ends 11/24!** Over the past few weeks, I’ve been dealing with an unhappy person.  This person is angry at someone else, and I got caught in the crossfire. I’m collateral damage. I’m not just saying this. Everyone involved…

November Giveaway!

Greetings from #NaNoWriMo Land! I’m in the thick of things with my first ever NaNo, and it is going better than expected! Of course, it’s only Day 4 but so far, I’m ahead of my word count goals and I’m not getting caught up in my typical perfectionist trap.  Go me!  I’m also doing the #NovPAD…