By Anna Parsons One of the great things about writing is that you can do it on your own time and from almost anywhere. This gives authors the freedom to work from home or while traveling and to fit writing into a busy schedule. But sometimes this freedom has its drawbacks. Without a clear schedule … Continue reading 8 Ideas for Where to Write
Querying can be a tricky and time-consuming process which can understandably become a bit frustrating with each agency having a different policy on how to submit. As the Submissions Coordinator for the agency inbox, I read every single query letter that is submitted to Holloway Literary. Here are a few tips that I would recommend … Continue reading What the Submissions Coordinator Would Like You to Know
If you’re crafting a story, you’re creating conflict for your characters. Without this conflict stories turn into journal entries, the boring stuff most people don’t even bother posting on social media. Conflict creates worry, which keeps the reader turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. It makes them ask, will the hero live, … Continue reading Crafting Villains
As an undergraduate, I took a class entitled “The Essay.” It was a 300 level course with extensive writing and reading requirements, something that was quite familiar to an English major. My interest had been piqued by this idea that I would be exploring the best of the canonized essays and, in turn, become a … Continue reading A Call for Writers to Read Essays
By Rachel Beck I think it’s safe to say that networking is a word that evokes fear and panic in a good number of people, coupled with the immediate desire to run away fast. This is potentially because networking is something that can be falsely associated with schmoozing, acting smarmy or showing fake interest in … Continue reading What Happens at an Editor/Agent Lunch?
Let’s play Two Truths and a Lie. Which one of these following statements is the lie: A book should only be as long or short as it needs to be. One should keep writing, until it’s done. Length doesn’t matter as long as the story is good. What’s the answer? All of them; and at … Continue reading Why Word Count Matters
A few months ago I was digging through the boxes of my old stuff at my parents’ house looking for goodness knows what and happened upon the flash drive containing all of my high school writing endeavors. I was so excited to plug in the flash drive and start reading. But man, am I happy … Continue reading Eight Rookie Mistakes to Watch for in Your Writing