Four Ways Twitter Can Help Writers

By Samantha Martin Though it may sound surprising, Twitter is not just for wasting time. It’s a great social media tool filled with opportunities to network and learn. Whether you have ten followers or a thousand, here are four ways that writers can use Twitter. #MSWL Even if you’ve read an agent’s bio as well … Continue reading Four Ways Twitter Can Help Writers

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

Top Four Misconceptions Writers Have About Landing a Literary Agent- Debunked

By Rachel Beck Publishing a book is an interesting undertaking, in that it feels very isolated, cryptic, almost inaccessible in some ways. From the writing to the research to the querying literary agencies to the landing a deal with a publishing house, it involves many steps that might seem mysterious to an outsider. And as … Continue reading Top Four Misconceptions Writers Have About Landing a Literary Agent- Debunked

10 Things Every Writer Should Be Doing

By Rachel Beck They say you're a writer if you write. But anyone chasing a book deal, who has put words on the page, enough to meet a goal word count, may constantly doubt those words are worth anything. Going from a writer to an author is the goal of anyone submitting their work to … Continue reading 10 Things Every Writer Should Be Doing