Query Letter: A Success Story

what's super interesting is that, for as much as the book has changed over the past three years -- and boy howdy has it -- this query letter is still a fairly accurate description of the story...

Why You Should Bid on #MS4MS

So, my literary agency is doing something super-cool for its anniversary: #MS4MS, where agents are auctioning off manuscript critiques to raise money for multiple sclerosis. My agent, Connor Goldsmith, is one of those offering his services in the auction, and y'all, you could not do better than bidding for a critique from him. Connor has … Continue reading Why You Should Bid on #MS4MS

In Praise of #MSWL Day

Tomorrow is another Manuscript Wish List Day on Twitter, and I just wanted to take a moment to praise this concept. I cannot recommend highly enough that aspiring writers follow the #MSWL tag. Without it, I don't know how long it would've taken me to find Connor. I'm sure I would have, eventually, through sheer … Continue reading In Praise of #MSWL Day

On Perseverance

I've wanted to be a writer since I was 11, but as a teenager, I went through a period of time where I also wanted to be an actress. I'd always liked performing -- I'd been in church pageants and school shows since the age of four, I'd fallen in love with Shakespeare at eleven, … Continue reading On Perseverance

An Exciting Announcement

Now that things are official and contracts are being signed, I feel it right and proper that I make this announcement here (and on attached platforms): I am now being represented by Mr. Connor Goldsmith of Lowenstein Associates. He'll be shopping¬†Aven to publishers as well as working with me on future projects.¬†I'm tremendously excited about … Continue reading An Exciting Announcement

A thought on subjectivity

When, in the space of a week, one agent tells you, "love the concept, but the writing didn't grab me" and another agent tells you "love the writing, but the concept didn't grab me", this could easily turn into a rather depressing line of thought. After all, how can you win that game? How do … Continue reading A thought on subjectivity

Thoughts on #MSWL

Today was another round of the #MSWL hashtag on Twitter. #MSWL stands for Manuscript Wish List, and the idea is that agents and editors post the sorts of things they'd love to see queried -- be it specific genres, specific types of characters, certain tropes used or smashed, certain themes explored. The first one I … Continue reading Thoughts on #MSWL