I came across this letter today. It is an open letter to new and would be writers from author James Smythe. I found it very encouraging and wanted to share it with you. It was very eye opening about sales figures as well. I read a lot of blog post from writers and sometimes they … More A letter to inspiring writers.
What everyone doesn’t know about me is that I am in fact a mother. I have two young children – a son in school and a daughter in preschool. Since today is Mothers Day I thought I would share a little something about what it’s like trying to juggle motherhood and writing. I myself like … More The Mother/Writer.
Welcome to this week’s writing tip Wednesday. Today I’d like to direct you to a great post I saw on Pub(lishing) crawl, a website hosted by a group of authors and industry professionals who blog about all things writing, publishing and books. The post was titled ‘A Conversation between Critique Partners: Maintaining Passion for a … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Maintaining Passion for a Story.
I am always looking for advice from authors as I try to become a published author myself. I think almost ever writer (whether they admit it or not) dreams that they’ll have their book published by a big company, offered a huge advance and become an over night best seller. The more you read other … More Eye opening advice for writers.
“Something of real quality will be recognized somewhere, sooner or later” — Mimi Jones, editor. “Publishers are always on the lookout for a good book. This is something to keep in mind no matter how discouraging the prospect of finding a publisher is, no matter how many rejection slips you get, and no matter how … More Some advice quotes on how to get published.
Rejection is a part of being a writer. Lots of writers got rejected many times before they got picked up. Becca Fitzpatrick took 5 years to sell her YA angel book Hush Hush, Wither by Lauren Destefano was rejected 120 times before it was picked up, and even Stephen King was rejected. (His book ‘On … More A word on rejection.