Network, Network, Network

Join writing communities or go to writer’s conferences in your area – network, network, network! A warm entry/referral to an agent is always better than a “cold” query. Work up an awesome one liner pitch of your novel and be prepared to sell it in a 30 second time-slot with a prospective agent or editor. […]

Make Your Literary Agent List

So you’re ready for your next step. Get online and search the internet for agents in your genre – my favorite site was Agent Query which lets you search by genre, subject, or keyword. Check out published books in your genre and look in the acknowledgments – it will usually mention the agent. Start compiling […]

So you wrote a novel, now what?

First of all make sure that your novel is around 100,000 words. Publishers these days will not take on longer novels unless you’re J.K. Rowling. And agents – well that’s one of the first things they look for. Finally, even when you think it’s ready for submission to agents – edit, edit, edit. Don’t just […]

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: […]

Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Movies

My favs: Legend Star Wars The Fifth Element Lord of the Rings Harry Potter Labyrinth Willow The Neverending Story E.T. WALL-E The Matrix Alien, Aliens A Clockwork Orange Dune Serenity Stardust Constantine Pan’s Labyrinth Watchmen

Bloodspell

So what’s my novel about? Bloodspell is a young adult urban fantasy – a dark coming-of-age love story about a young woman who discovers that she is a witch. It tells the tale of an emerging heroine with an indomitable spirit who has to face and vanquish the demons on the inside before she can […]

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