Here is a list of things every writer should consider/do/attempt when going for traditional publication: The book needs to be finished before you start thinking about publication. With memoirs and some non-fiction, you don't necessarily have to have the book completed before you start querying. This is not the case at all with fiction. You … Continue reading Want to traditionally publish a fiction novel? Here are 10 things you need to know.
Query letters: what are they and why do I need them? We are here to find out. Find out what a query letter is and how to write one to get published.
I'm at this point in my life where I am constantly looking back. Back at old videos, back at old photos, back at old posts, etc. So here I am, back at this post. This was the first post I ever wrote and published on my blog. How ironic is it that the beginning was … Continue reading Where is “The End”
Hello everyone! This is technically a repost, but the old content was so useless (in my opinion), that there was no point in editing it or using it in any capacity. Instead, I want to pose a question, and maybe explore how some of the different tools we use to write change the way we … Continue reading Writing Mediums
Hello friends, newcomers, etc. It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. Rather, it's been a long time since I felt I had something worth blogging about. Recently, I've had a spurt of poetry submissions flying from my desk. As I've said time and time again, I never thought of myself as … Continue reading I’ve Been Rejected
I have never been so well dressed in my life. As many of you know, I am still in college, though I just recently signed up for graduation in December (yay!), and being in college I've had the opportunity to join the English Honor Society: Sigma Tau Delta. This offers a wide range of opportunities for all college writers, and I definitely recommend joining if one ever has the opportunity to do so. One perk that I took full advantage of was being able to submit a piece to the national convention, which means I would get a chance to travel out of state, attend a literary convention, and present my piece in front of all my peers and colleagues for my college. Needless to say, I was beyond pumped.
Being an independent writer, I often times forget that I can fail, and when I do I often have trouble admitting so. It's not that I don't like failing... I mean, I don't, who does? But what I'm getting at is most of the time failing doesn't bother me. It didn't used to, anyway. Most … Continue reading I have failed, and I’ll probably fail again
Not too long ago, I wrote a post on how to format a manuscript. Then, I wrote a post on things you need to know to traditionally publish. Now it is time to learn how to actually go about getting published. The number one thing you need to learn to land an agent or publishing deal … Continue reading 9 Things you need to know before you start to query.
A lot of publications don't like fables. A lot of publications are dead and inactive. There aren't many horror mags/journals. Body horror has no market, apparently. Publishing is damn hard. Self-publishing is looking really good right now. That is all.
There are plenty of guides on how to do this. Plenty to be found on the internet, but a lot of them, I have found, don't have examples, which I will be sharing with you all today. If you didn't already know, there is a general consensus on how to format a manuscript, and this … Continue reading How to Format a Manuscript