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…

Proofreader vs. Editor

The basics: A proofreader will examine while an editor will make direct and deliberate changes to your text. A proofreader will make marks because something is wrong with the punctuations used, grammar, and typos were found. An editor will do that and also make marks because the text can be written/communicated better.  A proofreader won’t tell you that…

What’s in a Name: How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Characters

To quote Shakespeare: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Boy, was he wrong! The idea was sentimental though. Today, we all know that names are extremely important because they’re how we associate and identify people. We even build our assumptions around names–assumptions we’ve…

The Business of the Business Card

Not much has changed with how useful business cards can be. At this rate, they’ll probably always be relevant. Let me explain. Business cards have been around since the 17th century! Back then, members of polite society were expected to carry these pocket-sized introductory cards to announce their arrival. You’d show up to someone’s door and place your…

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,…

Review of Nicholas Paschall’s The Ghost of O’Leary House

This book is about a young guy named David and his transformational journey after he finds out that he has witches in his family. Intrigued? Well, you should be! This is a book about witches, family secrets, and stalking phantoms! There’s intrigue and drama everywhere!  I gave this book: 4/5. You should get your copy…

Goodreads

Did you know that Goodreads conducts fun reading challenges every year? This year over a million people have chosen to take the challenge with an average of almost 50 books per participant. It’s not too late to join the race though 2016 is quickly coming and going. I joined super late but I’m going to…