Pitching to a Literary Agent Live: What It’s Really Like

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”

Writing a Scientific Paper

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”

Writing a Research 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”

Plans for July

June was a much busier month than I had anticipated! Between continuing research for nonfiction projects, correcting previous publications, creating illustrations for future volumes, and making new submissions, there was hardly any time left for actual writing! This month should (I hope) be a little less strenuous and a little more exciting. For starters, IContinue reading “Plans for July”

Plans for June

May was a fine month. It saw not only the release of my new middle grade anthology, Woodland Tales, but also the completion of one novel rough draft, the final review of another book, several drawings to accompany them both, and a few extra improvements to other works and the beginnings of my research processContinue reading “Plans for June”

Writing Nonfiction

Needless to say, writing nonfiction is a very different experience from writing fiction. The most obvious fact, of course, is that while with fiction your only limits are those imposed by yourself, with nonfiction your job is to posit straight facts. This can lead some to believe that nonfiction is a more restrictive or boringContinue reading “Writing Nonfiction”

Defining Your Audience

Among the first questions to ask oneself when writing anything is: Who am I writing this for? It doesn’t matter what genre you write in, fiction or non, this question must be answered if your book is to have any chance at success. Some authors ask themselves beforehand so as to tailor their story toContinue reading “Defining Your Audience”