#PitchSlam “My Writing Style” Survey

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Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about yourself. The results of this survey will reveal your particular writing style. Have you noticed anything strange about yourself? Are you able to do things most people cannot? … Continue reading

Writing Isn’t A Hobby


This right here is truth unlike any other. The number of times I’ve tried to explain this to the people in my life? If I had a nickle….

Originally posted on Writing Possibilities:

I was talking to some friends on Twitter today about a common issue shared by many serious writers, whether they’re just starting out or they’ve already begun making money off their writing. People who aren’t writers don’t seem to understand what writing is to those of us who devote serious time to it. Writing isn’t a hobby. It isn’t something to be done on your “spare time.” It isn’t something that can be rushed. And for a lot of writers, it isn’t something that can be done when you’re not in the write right state of mind.

Those of you who are writers probably already know what I’m talking about. We tend to encounter issues with friends, family, and others in our lives who don’t really understand what professional writing is. One of my Twitter friends said this lack of understanding probably stems from the fact that almost everyone grows…

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Beating the Summer Slump


Contrary to popular belief, while many agents may close down their inboxes during the summer months, the industry as a whole does not “shut down,” and neither should we as writing. Agents, editors, and writers alike crisscross the nation this … Continue reading

Said No Agent Ever – Attitude


Here, have a disclaimer with your mid-morning tea: I am not an expert on agents by any means. I personally don’t think it’s possible to be an expert because agents are human beings–which people tend to forget–and they’re individuals with individual … Continue reading