Signs You’re Afraid of Finishing Your Manuscript

Every writer has either a desk drawer or a folder on their computer with a manuscript they started but never quite completed. It might be because the idea was only good for two chapters, they could never dig their way out of a major plot hole, or life became more important than writing the final... Continue Reading →

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6 Submission Mistakes

The hard work isn’t over when you type “The End” on your final draft, nor does it finish after months of editing. If you’re a writer who wants to see your manuscript published traditionally, you’ll need to work on a submission package for agents and publishers. If you want to give your MS the best... Continue Reading →

The Draft

Some (rambling) thoughts about the MS I have out on submission. Let me know if you can relate... This is the draft where I saw everything that was wrong. This is the draft that broke me. This is the draft where I wanted to give up. This is the draft I learned from. This is... Continue Reading →

The Rejection Survival Kit

No one likes rejection. When you’re a writer staring at a rejection letter, realizing how much one little word can hurt (and wondering why words have turned against you—you love them!), you’ll need something to make you feel better. I’ve been through some rejections—a whole year in fact. The first one stung. Others rolled off... Continue Reading →

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