Random Rant for the Week – Your versus You’re

People who use “your” when they mean “you’re” drive me absolutely batty. It’s simple grammar folks. The mix-up tends to happen because they are pronounced the same. YOUR = possessive pronoun typically used to indicate ownership – “that is your book.” YOU’RE = contraction of “you” and “are” – “you’re a good writer.” TIP – […]

Write a Killer Query Letter, Part 3

In your last couple paragraphs, you want to include where you see the market for your book, and what would be competing titles. Also include any media contacts you may help that could help in the marketing platform for your book. Lastly, include your education, previous publishing history/credentials (if any), and background, as well as […]

Fantasy Novel LoveList

A few of my classic and more recent favs: – Tolkien: Lord of the Rings trilogy – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter series – C.S. Lewis: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Narnia series (7 books) – Phillip Pullman: His Dark Materials trilogy – Holly Black: Tithe, Ironside, Valiant – Melissa Marr: Wicked Lovely – Christopher Paolini: […]

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