Writing Queries That Get Read

Writing Queries That Get Read

My guest today is managing and acquiring editor Jennifer Slattery. Jennifer gives us insights into the query letters writers must construct to sell their works. At the end of her post, check out her new book Healing Love. Jennifer: Most of us spend months if not years...
Spin a Plot from One Story Element

Spin a Plot from One Story Element

Are your story ideas starting to sound alike? Have your stories become the same plot with fill-in-the-blanks for such elements as: character’s career, the opening line, the props, and the title? What if you could start with one story element that’s clever, quirky,...
Come Play a Game About Literary Devices!

Come Play a Game About Literary Devices!

I’ve finished a series on literary devices. (One is more a problem than a supportive device.) As a review, I list the devices, definition hints, and the sentence number(s) of where they show up in my scene below. I invite you to ignore my answers and try to spot...