Monthly Archives: January 2011

Reasons for a Rewrite: The Ugly Truth

Last week I was privileged to be a guest on Rachelle Gardner’s blog. In my post, “The Revision Decision,” I shared some questions writers might ask themselves before deciding whether or not to perform revisions requested by an agent, using … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Why We Write

Why do we write? I’ve seen this question posed on a number of blogs. Author Jody Hedlund listed four reasons we write in her post “WHY Do Writers Do It?” There‚Äôs always the chance we can make it big. We … Continue reading

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Your Story Sold! Next Step: Publishers Marketplace

Imagine you just received The Call. What? No whooping and hollering? C’mon, nobody’s looking, so there’s no need to hold back. Happy dance to your heart’s content. Your pets won’t tell tales, I promise. Although they might appear traumatized or … Continue reading

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Life After The Call

I’m sharing from my heart today. If you came expecting to learn seven secrets to overnight success or three tips on preparing for publication, you won’t find them. What you will find is a post from a newly-contracted author who’s … Continue reading

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Why the One-Sentence Summary is SO Important

Can you tell me what your story is about in one sentence? Let me be more specific. Can you summarize your story in a single sentence of fifteen to twenty-five words? If you can’t, it’s time to get to work. … Continue reading

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Of Cupcakes, Cats, and THE CALL

Welcome, maties! There’s been a mutiny on the blog. I’m Anne, Keli’s CP, here to tell you a story. A special story with a very happy ending. Put on your fuzzy slippers, grab a cupcake . . . or two, … Continue reading

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Best. Monday. Ever.

Hi! I’m Anne, Keli’s critique partner. I’m not normally a fan of Mondays. But I can’t wait till tomorrow. Honest, I’m dying here. All I can say is, Keli has News. All will be revealed tomorrow, here at the blog, … Continue reading

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