Category: Submission Tips

Authors: Your Target Reader

As a writer, we often write to please ourselves. And so we should. WE are our own target readers. We grow and develop. We start gaining fans. At first they’re generic friends and family who love us, therefore love everything we do. But it’s not good enough to just have fans. We can’t write a children’s book and expect everyone to like it or … Read More Authors: Your Target Reader

Tip #10

Publishing is a business. They want to make money. No-brainer, right? Yet, I hear lots of people say they can’t get a publisher. Or they write better than so-and-so, but can’t get a representative. My first advice is to look at your manuscript. Is it grammatically correct? Does it have lots of spelling mistakes? Do all your characters sound the same? Is it descriptive? … Read More Tip #10

Submitting Frozen Fire

Well, Frozen Fire is out there. I feel optimistic it’ll find a home. I sent it to only one publisher, but to five agents. Next week, I’ll send it to five more agents. I only sent it to one publisher because I feel it’s the best place for that story. Of course, if it doesn’t work out, I’ll send it to plenty others. I … Read More Submitting Frozen Fire

Another Round

Getting Frozen Fire ready for another round of submissions. Reprinted it to read aloud to the cats. In fact, Jake is sitting on top of it now, waiting for me to begin. Elwood will come once I begin…as long as it’s outside. I always read my manuscripts aloud after every draft. If I’ve sent it out a few times and it comes back without … Read More Another Round

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