Genre Research Before Querying


Reading, The Thieves of Traska, Writing

As mentioned in my previous post, 2018 is the year of focusing on getting The Thieves of Traska published. I drafted a skeleton copy of how my query letters might generally go a few weeks ago, leaving a little [fill in later] where I should reference titles in the same genre to compare my manuscript to. I was more […]

January 22, 2018

Well #?^% XXVIII: A writing rule I can’t stand


Writing

At a world-building workshop for fiction writers I attended last Friday, a familiar writing “rule” came up. It’s not one I like and following it has never worked for me. For whatever reason, hearing it taught as an absolute part of the process made me angry—at least angry enough to doodle some angry faces around […]

May 16, 2016