The Query Letter, Part 2: How to a Write Query Letter for a Nonfiction Article

Previously, we discussed the best manner in which to present a piece of fiction to an editor with a query letter. This week, we will look at how to write a query letter for a nonfiction article. Wait, some say. Why not write about querying for a novel? Isn’t that the logical next step for … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 2: How to a Write Query Letter for a Nonfiction Article

On Theme – What It Is, and How It Affects Your Fiction

For most beginning writers, theme does not seem to be a particularly important part of the writing process. Some probably believe it just occurs organically. While that can and does happen, it is usually a rare occurrence. Though every storyteller has experienced it, this is not a reliable method to rely on for adding a … Continue reading On Theme – What It Is, and How It Affects Your Fiction

The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts

Following up on the post which appeared two weeks ago, today we will focus on the format which writers ought to use when submitting a manuscript to a publication. The specific type of manuscript under discussion here is that of the short story or novelette. But since there is little difference between that preferred format … Continue reading The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts