#10Queries Hashtag on Twitter Reveals 10 Common Reasons for Rejection

As writers, we sometimes (maybe most of the time) feel as though agents and editors are our natural enemies, rejecting work unfairly. They live to keep the truly talented from succeeding, the thinking goes. That's because most of us have never had to deal with the slush piles at publishing houses and literary agencies. On … Continue reading #10Queries Hashtag on Twitter Reveals 10 Common Reasons for Rejection

Writing A Query Is As Much Fun As Dueling Sharks

Writing a query can give a writer a big honking case of self-doubt. I had to write one the other day for my current manuscript.  Working on it almost drove me to tears. The main part of a query is like the blurb you find on the back cover of a book. It's a brief … Continue reading Writing A Query Is As Much Fun As Dueling Sharks