Let's be honest - when you spend hours, days, weeks, even years writing a story, you tend to get personal about it. When someone says, "I don't like it." It is hard not to translate that into, "I don't like you. You're a horrible writer. You're a worthless human being. Why are you trying to … Continue reading “Don’t take it personally.”
So this yesterday, I participated in #pitmad, the twitter pitch party in which unagented authors (like myself) can pitch their unpublished novel. Agents then can shuffle through all the pitches and heart the ones they want to see more from - sounds great, right? That's what I thought, too. I submitted two pitches for two … Continue reading #Pitmad Blues
Since accepting book review requests, I've noticed things. First, a lot of writers misuse commas. Second, people don't read very closely. (No attachments means no attachments.) Third, and the purpose of this post, is that the majority of indie writers can't write a hook to save their lives. When you crack open a hardcover book … Continue reading What’s a Hook?