Literary Agents participated in a Page-1 Critique Panel at a recent writers' conference. Anonymous submissions got brutally honest feedback, as writers learned about this all important process. Here's some of what the literary agents said.
Five insightful thoughts Ursula K. Le Guin shared on writing.
So. A few days ago my friend Mark (check out his blog: makinghismark) turned me on to a recent NPR interview with John Grisham. In my friend's words, "it's motivating." See, Mark and I are both aspiring fiction writers, so when he described the interview, I knew it was something I had to check out. … Continue reading Writing Advice from John Grisham
So I've been on something of a mystery kick these days. In preparation for reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, I came across a list written by a Catholic priest who happened to also be a writer of detective fiction. Ronald Knox, the priest, was a mystery writer in the early … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: The 10 Commandments of Detective Fiction
It's my great pleasure of hosting Charles Yallowitz and his Allure Of The Gypsies blog tour. Don't miss this third installment of the thrilling Fantasy Adventure series Legends of Windemere! Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies has Arrived! Buy it Here! About the Book: The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after … Continue reading Allure of the Gypsies, a Blog Tour with Charles Yallowitz
Stories are a trip. And like all good trips, it's about the journey, not necessarily about the destination. As writers, it's our job to make the journey as engaging and entertaining as possible. One of our difficulties though, can be the start of the trip, the Exposition. We need to avoid too much Exposition whenever and … Continue reading The Slippery Slope of Exposition
This week I've spent quite a bit of time pumping the journalistic iron, and posting articles for Outside the Redzone, but I've done a lot of thinking about fiction writing. (I know, that doesn't really count, but work with me here. I'm a busy guy.) One of the things I found out this week excited … Continue reading Rules for Writing and Life, but definitely for Writing