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How To Create a Form Query Letter That Won’t Get Automatically Rejected.

How To Create a Form Query Letter That Won’t Get Automatically Rejected.

Agents and Editors always seem to reply in form letters. Have you noticed? If not, I’m hoping it is because  you haven’t sent out any queries yet. Good. That means you’ll have read this before making an ironic but critical mistake that many hopeful writers make: creating a form query letter that you believe will be universal, but […]

How and Why Should I use Twitter?: An Argument Within a Tutorial

As I’ve said in previous entries, I seem to have been designated an unofficial arguer for the use of modern technology in the publishing industry, just by virtue of how many times I have either been paid to help someone set up their Twitter account, or by the number of times I have had to […]

There Is No Try: Why Writers Fail

Since the San Francisco Writer’s Conference (something that always gets me thinking about my writing process) I’ve been considering the intellectual side of writing as a profession. How can an author go from a hobbyist that happens to get an occasional review or fanmail, to someone making a living at producing literature? It’s a very critical […]

Interfacing with Technology: Using Technology to help your Writing Succeed

It seems like every time I go to a publishing event, I end up having at least three versions of the same conversation about the use of technology in the world of writing. This is probably due to the fact that my smartphone is glued to my hand; either that or my pact with the […]