A couple years ago, I attended the last annual Longview Literary Festival in Lee’s Summit, MO. It was an incredibly fun experience as always, but different from previous years in that, for the first time ever, I got to pitch a novel series to a literary agency in person! Here I am going to tellContinue reading “Pitching to a Literary Agent Live: What It’s Really Like”
Love them or hate them, literary agents are a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world. Just about all the big-name authors have one, and any online search you do for book publishers will likely bring up some agency names as well. So, who are these mysterious entities who do so much behind-the-scenesContinue reading “Agents: What Are They Good For?”
August was another partially successful month. I made progress on a couple of projects, went back to correct some serious issues in a previously published work, and created yet another drawing for a future work. I also did some more research for my nonfiction project. September, I am hoping, will be a much more fulfillingContinue reading “Plans for September”
At the core of any good story lies conflict. Having likeable, believable characters is good too, but unless there’s something driving them to act, they’re not much more use than a hammer without nails.
I am pleased to announce the official release of my new novel, Sauragia: Journey to the Red Mountain! For those of you who have pre-ordered already, my sincerest thanks. For those who have not but want to know more, go check it out here.
July was a bit of a whirlwind month. I had plans and goals, some of which I met: many of which I did not. However, I think it has demonstrated what my priorities are, and what I need to focus on henceforth. This August, I am hoping to oversee the release of my next bookContinue reading “Plans for August”
If you’ve ever been employed (or if you’re a student soon to be seeking employment), you’re already familiar with what a resume is. Whenever you write one, you want to tailor and tweak it as much as possible to suit the individual employer and profession you’re seeking (see last week’s “How to Write a Resume“).Continue reading “Making a Writer’s Resume”
A resume is meant to showcase your strengths as a hard worker and/or potential leader. Ideally it will spark enough interest to lead to a job interview, and from there to a paid position. In order to secure your best chances, you’ll want to tailor it somewhat to demonstrate your most relevant education/skill sets, butContinue reading “How to Write a Resume”
Picking up on my previous post about “Writing a Research Paper“, in this post I shall look more specifically at how to write a scientific research paper. As most of the basics are covered in the aforementioned post, I recommend reading that one first, as I am only going to focus here on the variousContinue reading “Writing a Scientific Paper”
Picking up from my final post in May, I shall continue with the theme of nonfiction writing this month, beginning with the humble old research paper. The arch nemesis of many a student (and numerous professionals as well), research papers are a fact of life that just about everyone has to deal with sooner orContinue reading “Writing a Research Paper”