I’m giving a workshop at Romance Writers of America’s conference this year called Submission 101 with my critique partner, Catherine Mann. She’s awesome. In this workshop, we’ll be critiquing some proposal pieces (cover/query letter, short synopsis, first few pages of mss.) to help writers refine their work before submitting to agents or editors. I’m really […]
Pale moonlight shining on the mist.
May well convince you ghosts exist.
The apparitions that you see.
You can ascribe to fantasy
There was a time I was adamant that I wouldn’t change
Let’s assume you are a new (or inexperienced) fiction writer. You probably know that creating a story requires a great deal of work and thinking.
Secrets are unveiled slowly and mysteriously
Beyond the teathered sheaves of barley, she sent me and cousin Charley. Beyond where Lancelot had ridden
Do you want to be important for your own gratification or to please others?
“How’s the progress on the Specter file?” he asked after taking a sip from his coffee mug
What? Nouns of direct address? Was that the name of an ‘80s rock group? Perhaps—but it more widely refers to an oft-ignored rule for the use of the comma. Care should be taken with all punctuation, but perhaps commas can be the most subtle and slippery of all. Care? Judiciousness with their uses? Oscar Wilde […]
Creative expression has always been at war with boredom and unhappiness ever since the days of the cave drawings