Writer’s Life

Protagonist Murdered!

Caution: Villains Can Kill Your Story! Your main character may survive the bad guy’s beating, shooting and stabbing him. But your story can suffer–and die–if you don’t know how to pick the right antagonist and how to integrate him into your story….
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Writers: Is Your Window Open?

People often have specific experiences or unique perspectives they want to share with the world. Yet something holds them back. The fact is: People WANT to hear what you have to say. Writing your story, in your way, with your unique flavor, is the freshest breath of air you’ll ever experience. Open that window on your life and share!

Quit Writing to Stop Procrastinating! Huh?

Procrastination is a demon in any writer’s life. So why quit writing to avoid it? Here’s a 5-step “Quit” trick that will find you writing more productively. Procrastination comes in many guises, but here are two that I see often…
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Tricks to Killer Query Letters

Need a killer query letter for agents or publishers? Queries can be tough! Try these tricks so you can connect with publishing professionals to get a “Send more now!” response. First, realize that the statistics on queries are dreadful for most writers—rejection after rejection is…
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Is This the Definitive Way to Find YOUR Agent?

In my last post I offered the first rung of tried-and-true methods to find an agent.  Here are two alternative (and opposite) ways to land an agent–one may be the perfect to get one step closer to your book deal! Agents have…
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