Tag: manuscript

#PitchWars 2016 #PimpMyBio

I entered #PitchWars in 2014 with another manuscript, and, while I wasn’t selected, I learned a lot. I let all the lessons percolate for a bit and then worked very hard to complete another manuscript last year, and have it ready for Pitch Wars, which (for those who don’t know) is a  contest hosted by the American writer and Twitter contest…

Feeding the Spark

Breakups hurt more when they are done nicely, don’t you think? For example, if a guy breaks up with you in a mean way it’s easier to cope. If he says horrible things and behaves badly, then you really WANT to walk away. But when he lets you down gently, politely, and is kind and complimentary, then it feels too much like a near miss.…

The Essentials of the Unpublished Author

The internet is full of them. Tips. Must do’s. Everything you need to know. Agents, authors, publishers and writing teachers are out there telling you How to Become a Published Author. You’ve agonized over point of view, strong characters, your writing routine and whether your dialogue drives the plot forward. Yet, all you sad little scribes, perched at your PCs,…