Query Tips Gleaned from Pitch Wars 2014: A Query Fail

Posted Aug 20 2014

If you’re an unpublished writer, you’re probably participating in Pitch Wars 2014–or you know somebody who’s stalking the feed. If you’re not familiar with Pitch Wars, check out Brenda Drake’s blog for more information. And if you have a Twitter account, check out #PitchWars. The 2014 Pitch Wars submission window is closed, but the fun […]

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CTRWA Write Stuff Contest – Final Results

Posted Aug 18 2014

Yesterday I learned my first manuscript, Inevitable, took first place in the Short Contemporary category of the 2014 CTRWA Write Stuff Contest. I’m delighted that an editor enjoyed my manuscript, and I’m looking forward to revising the manuscript to make it shine. Congrats to my fellow finalists! That’s enough of a celebration. It’s time to […]

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RWA 2014: I Survived

Posted Aug 17 2014

Yes, that’s right. I survived the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Annual Conference in San Antonio. In fact, I could not have asked for a better conference experience. Fellow writers saw my first-timer ribbon and engaged me in conversations—at workshops, in the elevator, and, um, in the bathroom. I met several of my fellow RWA […]

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