Almost every form rejection I've gotten has included a line on how subjective the publishing industry is, and I shouldn't feel disheartened that I didn't snag whichever agent I had queried and been subsequently rejected by. I shouldn't feel disheartened. But I do. Each rejection hammers the nail a little bit further in, each thud … Continue reading On Subjectivity
We've all had those amazing, brain-blasting moments where we write like the wind; the creative juice is flowing; the words keep coming; and you write into the wee hours of the morning. Likewise, we've all had those dull, brain-squeezing moments where it feels like we can't string two words together. Plot pieces aren't connecting. We … Continue reading On Recovering from Writer’s Block
"Write a query that stands out!" "Learn how to write believable characters!" "Learn how to write fight scenes!" "Write effective dialog!" "How to talk to an agent!" These sound familiar? I subscribe to Writer's Digest; it's a magazine aimed at writers. The magazine itself its fine. It has articles about writers and writing and stuff … Continue reading Writer Better and Sell Today!