I was opening email recently. (Cue the music from Jaws here.) Any of you who have known me for any length of time have heard me whining about email. I just hate it. Well, that’s not really true. I don’t hate email. I actually like to chit chat with people.
Category Archives: Queries to Literary Agents
how to write a query letter This is what people ask me about most. And this exact phrase, how to write a query letter, ranks high on search engines. I think it’s worth asking ourselves why writers struggle with this so much. I mean, for goodness sakes, there are thousands
I used to always write long emails. I wanted to communicate carefully. I wanted to be clear. I wanted no misunderstandings to come back and bite me. Now? Not only do I hate writing them, but I can’t bear to even look at ones that other people have written. I
I taught a three-hour intensive on narrative voice at my regional SCBWI conference a couple of weeks ago. Had a great time. Spring Mingle is always good, and, as usual, there was a lot of fun mixed in with the work. But between that conference and my Udemy course, I’ve been focused
I am sure you all get tired of agents ranting about how busy they are. Agents, after all, are not busier than other people. All of our technology, which makes things faster and easier in some ways, has also made life more complicated in many ways. We’re all overloaded. I