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Your Query Letter

The first paragraph should be very close to what you would write for a jacket blurb. Unlike the Synopsis, do not give away the ending. In this blurb, you don’t want to talk about yourself, you want to sell your book.

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Market Research

Publishers are being bought and sold and auctioned and given up during bankruptcies. The publication you might discover as a potential market for your short story or article may not actually be there by the time you are writing your cover letter or query. Or, it may be there, but run by a whole new group of editors.

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Knowing Where to Start Your 2020 Writing Goals

Knowing Where to Start Your 2020 Writing Goals

We aren’t multi-taskers. We might think we are but physically and mentally we cannot be in more than one place doing more than one thing at the same moment in time. To make up for our inability to do several things at once, we can make lists. We can prioritize the lists.

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Read Deeply and Write Like the World is Ending

When you are writing, write with wild abandon. Write as though your life depends upon it. Experiment with your writing. Try poetry. Write an article for a Trade Magazine. Jot down that memory that doesn’t need to be shared.

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Writerly Goal Setting

A new year is a time when we can stop the clock and reset it to ground zero. But, not really. We bring victories and failures along with us. We can use those experiences as we begin to make new goals. Let’s talk about 2019 Writerly Goals and new goals for 2020. Personally, I have […]