#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Success is not a destination

Hello, everyone! I usually talk about the technical aspects of writing for #AuthorToolboxBlogHop, but recent events encouraged me to write more about the emotional aspects of being a writer. I think for many of us, it's tempting to look at success or happiness as a destination. "I'll be happen when..." "I'll be successful when..." We're... Continue Reading →


Liebster Nomination!

Thank you to Raimey Gallant for the Liebster Nomination. Raimey's blog is full of wonderful advice, and I highly recommend following her. The 11 questions from the nomination are: 1. Who is your favourite author that you haven’t listed as a password backup for a financial institution: J.K. Rowling 2. Invent a hashtag that you... Continue Reading →

July Critique Giveaway!

Hello! Since Pitch Wars is coming up, I'm offering query critiques for the price of a coffee (3$) during the month of July. Everyone who books a query critique will be entered for a chance to win a Pitch Wars Package critique (a second read of the query, synopsis and first chapter critique). Two winners will be... Continue Reading →

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Writing Active Characters

Hi, everyone! For this Author Toolbox Blog Hop post, I'm going to expand on a second reason why submissions are rejected based on an earlier post. For those of you visiting for the first time, this is all based on my experience as an editorial intern at Entangled Publishing. While last month I focused on writing a strong first chapter,... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Red Flags in Your Submission

I've written two posts on top reasons why submissions are rejected (part three to come soon!), and so I thought I would also write a short post on red flags in the slush pile.  I wouldn't immediately pass because of a red flag, but too many strongly hint that the author hasn't done their research, and so the MS probably isn't ready. But... Continue Reading →

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