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NEWS I HAVE NEWS

Let the record show, first of all, that my CPs are the best CPs. Look what they got me! They even gave me a card that made me all emotional. YEAH. I KNOW. Soooo. GUYYYYYS. I am SUPER HAPPY to … Continue reading

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It’s rewrites and beer o’clock!

  ICYMI, Harper Voyager (the specfic branch of big-sixer Harper Collins) is throwing wide its submission doors for two weeks in October to unagented, unsolicited FULL manuscripts. HV publishes bigwigs like Richard Kadrey, Gregory Maguire, Kim Harrison, Clive Barker, Jack … Continue reading

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Getting Back on the [redacted] Horse

I got a rejection letter two weeks ago. Yay! Whatever, I get a lot of them. It’s part of the querying process, where you bare your soul and months’ (or years’, or whatever) worth of brain-melting, fingertip-blistering, sleep-depriving, dark-bag-forming, friend-losing, … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Write a Damn Book

A lot of you probably wonder why I fangirl so ridiculously hard on Jim Butcher all the time. A lot of you probably think that I have some kind of crazycatlady crush on the man–or maybe on Harry Dresden. You … Continue reading

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A letter from Camp NaNoWriMo

I have been lax, constant readers, because this month I have been participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. For those of you unfamiliar, National Novel Writing Month (hosted by the Office of Letters and Light) is a program I feel very strongly … Continue reading

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The Problem with Present Tense (in which I tacitly pimp Chuck Wendig’s BLACKBIRDS)

Let’s be clear: I do not encourage new writers to write in the present tense. It is, by and large, not for the faint of heart – and certainly not for the faint of grammar. Present tense works in one … Continue reading

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The joy [and pain] of beta readers

I’m sitting here in a friend’s living room while she reads my manuscript. I’ve voluntarily subjected myself to this, of course, having given comment-making rights on the Google Doc to a half-dozen or more people, to suffer the slings and … Continue reading

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