Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more of) your manuscript. Some literary agents will only read the manuscript pages if the query entices them enough, other agents will read both the query and pages for each submission they receive, and yet others will read the pages … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, In the land of everlasting sun, girls await the Matching and obey the godsdamned Rules, but Isa Morta is sick of walking on eggshells. She's got a guaranteed ticket out—the ability to make the crimson desert tremble with her rage. Very intriguing opening!  Hiding behind a lifetime of pain, she finds herself … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

Tired of getting form rejections from agents? Or, perhaps you haven’t started querying yet and you’re looking to stand out in the query box. Learn how to write specific vs. vague conflict in a query in this iWriterly video. The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, UNRAVELED is an 85,000-word young adult fairytale retelling. Take Sleeping Beauty, drop her into a magical system where witches are weavers who use hooks and needles to create spells out of the auras of living things, add a blind weaver who is Aurora’s lady-in-waiting, a sweet romance, and a relatable mother-daughter conflict, … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

iWriterly Video: How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer

If you’re a writer trying to get your work published, you’re likely all too familiar with the feeling of rejection—from literary agents, editors, contest hosts, or literary magazines. If your work is published, then you may be used to receiving a rejection in the form of bad reviews from readers. Regardless of your publishing status, … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer