#2021LITYEARCHALLENGE

When I started my publishing career journey, I didn’t know what adverse effects it would cause: after a while, I couldn’t help but avoid reading altogether because it felt too much like work! I lost the spark somewhere, but, my 2021 resolution is to get it back so I’ll be doing a 2021 Literary Year…

Life Update #2: Helicopter Cemeteries & Computer Screens

It’s been about six months since I first posted on WP so, why not bore you with a life update? It’s been nine months since I moved to Hawaii and started my career in publishing, 10 months since I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, and 4 weeks since I started grad school. That’s pretty much…

The Art of the Query Letter

So, you want to get published and you’ve been sending what feels like–or may even really be–hundreds of queries to publishing houses (big and small), editors, and agents and no one’s biting the line you keep throwing into the water.  Have you ever considered that it may be your query letter that is putting your manuscript…

Dear English Major

Recently,  I was asked what advice I could provide for prospective graduating English majors. If you pick up a brochure from a university in Connecticut, you may see that I am the first name listed there. Though I wanted to be helpful, this subject always brings up mixed feelings for me. This subject brings on a…

Advice For Writers or What I Wish Writers Knew

I have been asked a few times what my personal advice is to writers. I’m sure a lot of this will be redundant to writers who have been writing for some time, but, that’s probably because it’s good advice. Here goes: Create a platform online, on social media, and in your community. To be brutality honest,…

Scholarship Matters

Getting scholarships to fund your education is a lot harder than everyone lets on! When your time comes to start looking, scholarships are what people will tell you to go out and get. What they forget to mention is that getting a scholarship is a lot like winning a pageant and exactly like winning a…

Why Some People Should Avoid College

      Are you confused or stressed out about whether or not you should go to college? Good, that means you’re actually thinking critically about it. Family, friends, and society in general will tell you that it’s what you should do and that you won’t amount to very much if you decide not to…