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The Query Letter Spark

May 31, 2011


  I’ve been helping a friend of mine get his query package ready to send to a specific literary agent. The agent wants the typical query letter, synopsis, and 5 pages.  So my friend has typed this all up and sent it to me to give it a once over.  I’ve read his entire manuscript […]

Pandora Music

May 28, 2011


You know, when I write, I like to listen to music, and I have created many stations on Pandora.  Lots of the stations are exact replica of other stations, so I don’t have to waste my skips. If you didn’t know, the free version of Pandora limits the number of times you can “fast forward” […]

No More Contests

May 16, 2011


I think I am done with writing contests for now.  Maybe forever. When I first started entering contests years ago, I wanted to see if my writing was on par with what others were doing and if I had enough skills to win one.   I entered a number of them, some of them were free, […]