In this series, we have covered the “small things” for which an author would need to write a Query Letter. These are the query letters for the short story and the nonfiction article, which can and often does cover a multitude of subjects. With a little adaptation, the formats for these particular query letters can … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 3: How to Write a Query Letter for a Novel
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
So you have written a short story – a story between 2,000 and 17,500 words. You have polished it, checked to make sure the characters are in their proper places, that the setting is right, and are otherwise certain this is the story you want to tell. Now you and your tale are ready and … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 1: How to Write a Query for a Short Story
Upon declaring her intention to become a published author someday, one of the questions that this writer always hoped/expected to be asked as a young girl was: “Why do you want to be a writer?” It was a bit disappointing when that question never came – not in the way this author expected or wanted … Continue reading The 3 Responsibilities All Authors Ought to Keep in Mind
Stop me if you have heard this one before, readers: “There are only seven/eight/ten different plots throughout all of fiction.” Whether you have been told that in person, through Skype, or the medium of a blockbuster film, it is almost guaranteed to have left more than a few of you depressed. If there are only … Continue reading “It’s All Been Done Before…”
Well, readers, another week has passed and I am still not prepared to give you another personal Vocational Vivication. Most of this is due to the fact that – surprise! – it is the holiday season! (Gadzooks, what happened to May?!) Halloween and All Saints Day have come and gone, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are … Continue reading Reposted: How to Keep Writing Even When Life Is Tough – 3 Tips
Currently, this author is still focusing on her novel and other entertainment projects, readers. While you are awaiting my return as a regular writer in this category, please read Mr. Duncan’s engaging piece, previewed below: How to Become a Kick-Ass Writer By: James Duncan | November 14, 2013 If you haven’t yet read, met, or … Continue reading Reposted: How to Become a Kick-Ass Writer
Whew! Readers, writing Vocational Vivications is more demanding than you might suppose! That’s why, for a little while, I will be reposting articles written by others in this slot on Mondays. This author needs to do some research – not to mention finish revising her Space Marine/dystopia! That got shunted around lately due to other … Continue reading Reposted: You haven’t yet published…so, are you not a real writer?