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Reframing the Querying Quest

Note: A version of this post first appeared in the opening minutes of episode 087 of the R.R. Campbell Writescast (below). All querying statistics are up-to-date as of the date of recording. I want to speak directly to novelists now, particularly those who are querying, as one's querying quest is, almost universally, rife with far… Continue reading Reframing the Querying Quest

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Formatting and Knowing Your Audience

Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission. And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.

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Let’s Talk Querying!

Querying. The word alone is enough to have some writers retreating into their shells, but to those outside the writing community, it's a topic with which few have any familiarity. So let's talk querying today---not the hows, per se, but the what, the why, and how it's going in my own querying journey for the… Continue reading Let’s Talk Querying!

RevPit! – Event-isode 003

Developmental editor and owner of Booklight Editorial Carly Hayward describes RevPit, an annual online event that offers writers the chance to win feedback on their queries and pages.

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Reserve Editing Services Now: 2019 Pricing Cometh!

Since formally launching my editing services, it's been my pleasure to help dozens of writers hone their craft and build their confidence. As my client list has expanded, so has my knowledge and insight into how to best help writers achieve their goals for their manuscripts. These factors---coupled with a sharpening of my own approach… Continue reading Reserve Editing Services Now: 2019 Pricing Cometh!