I am a prolific writer, and world-class yellow-bellied chicken. I have finished drafts of seven novels. I have queried zero agents. Why? To a backwoods girl with big dreams, querying a “big-city” agent is terrifying. Here’s why: I have zero literary connections. I have attended zero fancy writing conferences. I have zero professional proofreading connections. … More Querying an Agent is Terrifying
It is an undeniable fact that breaking into the entertainment business is a tough road. When most people talk about the “Biz” they are talking about show business – think film, television, and stage performing. In reality, entertainment is so much more than that. After all, outside of acting, there is comedy, music, and writing. Yes, … More Don’t Quit Your Day Job
I think that this winter was the winter of inspiration. I’ve been working in a copy & print shop for over four years now and I do see the odd manuscript from time to time. Most of the things I’ve seen have been memoirs (note to self: someday, rant about memoirs) but for some reason, … More Guys, I Know a Writer! OR THREE!
I admit, I have a lot of different feelings regarding the writing world. The more I learn about it, the more it terrifies me – there is so much to it! Sometimes, I feel like I’m a six-year-old lost at Disney World… there are so many beautiful things and exciting rides and, oh hey look! … More The Writing World Is Scary.
A friend of mine finished writing a book in her junior year of high school. She spent a little while querying agents, and after receiving a handful of rejections, she decided that her talent was not being appreciated and she decided to take a different route: self-publishing. Last spring, she had one-hundred books printed, and, … More Why I won’t self-publish, but won’t hate you if you do.