Writing can be an exciting thing and when you have completed a piece, it’s a natural desire to want to share it with the world. However, it can be a bit unnerving to have to send your precious story off to someone else and lose a certain degree of control over the piece, how it’s… Continue reading Should you self-publish?
You have determined that you would like to use a pseudonym when putting your writing out into the world, and you are getting to the point where you will need to choose what this will be. How can you choose an appropriate pen name? Choosing a pen name requires some serious thought, as this is… Continue reading Choosing a pen name
You have worked long and hard on your writing and you finally feel that you’ve got a piece worth marketing. How can you find an agent to submit to? There are a lot of literary agents out there and each will have their specialty. This means that you will need to seek out an agent… Continue reading Finding an agent to submit to
Writing can be a very personal thing. It can be easy to lose yourself in a story and to spend time thinking about it when you are otherwise occupied. It can also be rather easy to enjoy cultivating new worlds for your characters to spend their time and picturing others sinking into these places too.… Continue reading Realistic writing expectations
You have spent a long time developing your story and you are now getting the chance to fine-tune the settings in your work. How can you make sure the places your characters visit are believable and will add to the message you are trying to convey? The setting of your story is almost a character… Continue reading Creating your settings
You have been working on your writing skills for a while now and you feel that you finally have a piece you have perfected. You’ve been looking at submission guidelines and noticed that a lot of them want a summary of your story included in the items you send to them. What should you put… Continue reading Writing an effective summary
You have spent a long time working on your writing and you feel that you’ve perfected each piece you’ve written before submitting it anywhere. However, you haven’t always been met with a warm welcome. How can you get past the rejection of your work? It doesn’t matter how much you think a piece sparkles, there… Continue reading Getting past rejection