Editing Your Manuscript & Suggested Reading

Nothing is ever perfect, nor is it really ever going to be. That doesn’t mean however, that you can’t get close to perfection. In the case of manuscript perfection, the key is in editing, as in good “improve your manuscript” editing. Prior to agent submission, I did most of my own editing and also had […]

Review of The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

I started reading The Strain on Saturday and finished it yesterday. Let me start by saying, these are not my kind of vampires. I tend to lean more toward the dark, sexy, and mysterious type of vampire. So if you’re looking for that kind of vampire story, this book isn’t for you. While Blade II […]

Querying Literary Agents – DO NOT give up

First of all, remember this is a process. If I told you it was going to be easy, I’d be lying. I was on the verge of giving up more than once. And even now, I’m still not there yet. Rejection is a part of the process, and a part of your eventual success. Stephen […]

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 – […]

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