12 Words You’ll Hear An Agent Or Editor Use (And What They Mean)

By Rachel Beck Every industry has its insider lingo and jargon--words or phrases that mean diddly squat to the lay person who does not work in that field. In the medical field, the world of computer engineering, and even in the kitchens of restaurants, there is industry-specific shorthand that is contained to those who work … Continue reading 12 Words You’ll Hear An Agent Or Editor Use (And What They Mean)

Nine Do’s and Don’ts of Attending Writers Conferences

By Rachel Beck I recently participated in two writers' conferences, a fiction one in Seattle, WA, and a creative nonfiction one in Pittsburgh, PA. These involved meeting with several authors back-to-back over one or two days, and listening to their pitches for 10-15 minutes. Since these experiences are fresh in my mind, I thought I … Continue reading Nine Do’s and Don’ts of Attending Writers Conferences