First Line Test: Fiction Part 3

For this First Line Test Part 3, we’re covering some novels that were on the Fiction featured shelf at Barnes & Noble. Just a recap on why we’re even looking a these first lines: to help you discover what first lines work, which ones don’t, possible ways to improve, etc. It’s about growing as a writer…

Word Porn: Author Unknown

Word Porn’s Facebook page is on a roll. I’ve been reposting and sharing their quotes because they find just the right ones that connect to my soul. Ya know, that squishy, make believe part of you that makes you lightheaded and expels the air from your lungs when something profound connects with it? Yep. That…

When Agents Submit to Editors

Ever wondered what happens after an agent chooses to represent you? Fuse Literary recently released a blog post titled An Agent’s View of the Submission Process. This awesome blogpost details out the agent’s journey when readying and pitching your manuscript to editors. This article provides some excellent insights. Check it out in the link below: An Agent’s View…

Let’s Fall In Love

One of the best things about living, for me, is getting to know other people. And I’m sure you can see the connection between listening to other people’s stories and writing. The more you become aware of the journeys people take and truly understand the chapters of their lives, the more well-rounded and vivid your…