Pitching to impress an agent or editor in 15 minutes or less

Pitching to impress an agent or editor in 15 minutes or less

They say public speaking is people’s most common fear, even more than dying. So I suppose it’s not surprising that most writers fear pitching to agents and editors more than any other aspect of the writing and publishing process. Oh. And then there’s the bit where a disproportionate number of writers are shy introverts. That

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5 Ways to Know if You’re Ready for a Book Editor

5 Ways to Know if You’re Ready for a Book Editor

Congratulations! You’ve finished your book manuscript! My green plaid newsie cap goes off to you. I know firsthand how difficult it is to persevere through all the stages of writing and finally complete a manuscript. It’s an accomplishment worth celebrating. Now it’s time for the key question. What’s next? Publication? Fame and fortune? A beautiful

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Realm Makers 2016: What you need to know

Realm Makers 2016: What you need to know

How many times has someone rendered you speechless simply by asking you what your novel is about? I’m raising my hand because I’ve been there ten dozen times. If you’re a writer (and especially a speculative fiction writer), I guarantee you’ve been there too. I can spend several years on a manuscript, dedicating every moment to

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