Long Term Query Do’s and Don’ts

It’s Twitter Treasure Thursday! Yay! Today’s gem comes from Pub Crawl, from an article by Joanna Volpe. “Long Term Query Do’s and Don’ts Tip: Your Decisions Now DO Affect Later Relationships“. It’s really an awesome advice piece every writer seeking (or planning to seek) representation should read.

I’m not going to give the usual Do’s and Don’ts tips.  I’m going to talk about a trend I’ve been noticing lately that leads me (and my colleagues and peers) to re-consider working on a project.  I’m talking about: baggage.


Read the entire article here!

9 Things That Will Help Get Your Novel Published

I think I’m going to start doing “Twitter Treasure Thursday”, because I always seem to find a precious writing gemstone on Twitter on Thursdays. Like today. I found yet another awesome article from Writer’s Digest:

9 Things That Will Help Get Your Novel Published


I agree with each of these nine things. Not only do they make sense, but I’ve experienced many of them. For example, #1: The Elevator Pitch. Back in 2010, I had a manuscript that went from zero to hero in a single day. No joke. I went from talking to friends and family about my beloved story to a guy at work, to a PR agent in L.A., to a writer’s agent, to a movie producer…Over and over again, I had to sum up my story in a couple of sentences and hope it sounded appealing enough to get these people hooked. And it did. I had an agent within a week, and an option contract in less than a month. Trust me, your Elevator Pitch is key! Just remember to keep it short and sweet, and most importantly, irresistible.

Read more about all nine things that will help get your novel published here!