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Revision Exercise

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Most of the time when I need to revise my writing, I find all kinds of excuses to not do it. It’s a mentally labor intensive process to think about all that needs to be done when you look back on your old work and realize it needs a face… Read More »Revision Exercise

Best time to write creatively

What time of day do you write best? Are you a morning person or an evening person? This article explores the best times to think and write creatively based on how your brain functions. From QuickSprout: The Scientifically Proven Best Time to Think and Write Creatively

Dinsdale Imber Literary Agency

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For those searching for agencies that specialize in fantasy and historical fiction, you might take a look at Dinsdale Imber. They do accept and encourage submissions from new authors. Dinsdale Imber is a dedicated independent literary agency, specializing in the best of genre writing: historical fiction, thrillers, fantasy, science-fiction and horror.… Read More »Dinsdale Imber Literary Agency

Character Background

I’ve been working on editing the first three chapters of my novel and re-working my query letter and synopsis. I also thought I’d spend some time on my character backgrounds. I found this set of questions which addresses various aspects of your characters. As an exercise, I am planning to… Read More »Character Background

Writing a novel synopsis

I’m finally getting around to writing the dreaded novel synopsis. The synopsis is probably the most challenging item when putting together materials in order to be considered for publication. Not every agent I’ve found requests a synopsis. Everyone is different. Some want a query, synopsis, and the first few pages of… Read More »Writing a novel synopsis

Query Letter Resources

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Below is a list of resources I’ve compiled for writing good query letters: How to write a query letter – writing.com How to write a query letter – Nathan Bransford Basic information on query letters – Folio Literary Management Guide to Literary Agents – Successful queries How to write a… Read More »Query Letter Resources

First Issue of Alt Hist Magazine

The first issue of Alt Hist magazine is available. The current issue features six short stories: “The Silent Judge” by David W. Landrum “Easter Parade, 1930” by Rob McClure Smith “Holy Water” by Andrew Knighton “Lament for Lost Atlanta” by Arlan Andrews “The Bitterness of Apples” by Priya Sharma “Travelling by Air” by Ian Sales Alt… Read More »First Issue of Alt Hist Magazine