Monthly Archives: June 2014

How I Got My Agent

One of my favorite things to hear about from writers is how they got their literary agents.   Here’s my agent-story—the falls in the mud, the emotions that sag like low-hanging diapers, and the joy of standing up again.  (The pic … Continue reading






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Is Your MC Smarter than a 5th Grader?

(This post originally appeared on RealWritersWrite’s website in August 2013.) All of us have read the scene where the young, female main character starts to walk down the lonely, dark alley. Where the narration starts to use words like “ghostly” … Continue reading






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